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Yankees place Nova on disabled list

The New York Yankees placed pitcher Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list Thursday thanks to inflammation in his right rotator cuff.

Nova had returned to New York from Chicago on Wednesday to be tested on his ailing right shoulder, which stiffened up in the sixth inning of his start on Tuesday against the White Sox. He yielded six runs on seven hits in a 7-3 loss.

The 25-year-old Dominican right-hander is 11-7 with a 4.92 ERA in 25 starts this season.