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Nova Opts for Season-Ending Surgery

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 19:  Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees takes pitcher Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees off the mound during the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 19: Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees takes pitcher Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees off the mound during the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) _ New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has decided to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament.

The operation is scheduled for next Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews.

Nova left last Saturday’s 16-1 loss at Tampa Bay in the fifth inning after allowing eight runs and eight hits, including four homers. An MRI then revealed the injury and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He was transferred Thursday to the 60-day disabled list.

In other moves Thursday, the Yankees promoted right-hand pitchers Bruce Billings and Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned infielder Dean Anna and right-hand pitcher Preston Claiborne to the Triple-A team.

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