6:57 AM EDT, Fri June 22, 2018

Ivan Nova, back from DL, leads the way in Pirates' 6-1 win over Cubs

CHICAGO — When word of his sprained finger first surfaced, Ivan Nova didn’t use it as an excuse. Sure, the injury on his right ring finger might have affected his curveball, but he didn’t say that was the reason his ERA had climbed to 4.96 over the course of five starts in May.

Pirates reinstate Ivan Nova from disabled list

CHICAGO — The Pirates have reinstated Ivan Nova (finger) from the disabled list and optioned Nick Kingham to Class AAA Indianapolis.

Ivan Nova to return from disabled list, start Sunday's game

CHICAGO — Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova will be activated from the disabled list and start Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, manager Clint Hurdle said.

Ivan Nova could rejoin Pirates rotation soon

Ivan Nova threw two simulated innings Tuesday, pitching to Elias Diaz and Adam Frazier on the field at PNC Park, and could be nearing a return to the rotation.

Ivan Nova's finger feels 'a lot better' after bullpen session Sunday

ST. LOUIS — Ivan Nova threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday morning and said his sprained right ring finger felt better.
Rum Bunter Jun 1, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: June 1, 2018

Oh, it’s time! It’s time! It’s mailbag time! Welcome back to the weekly Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag here at Rum Bunter. This week we take a look at the future of Ivan Nova, how long the Pirates can go with this four man rotation in the outfield, and why the team seems to handle adversity so poorly. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: June 1, 2018 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Ivan Nova will need a simulated game or rehab start before rejoining Pirates rotation

Ivan Nova will need to throw a simulated game or make a rehab start before coming off the disabled list, director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday.
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Pirates put Nova on DL with sprained finger, recall Kingham

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained ring finger on his right hand.Nova has struggled in May following a solid start. He is 0-4 with a 7.61 ERA this month. The Pirates diagnosed the injury after Nova gave up five runs, four earned, in a loss to Cincinnati last Thursday. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he expects 10 days being enough time for Nova to recover.The Pirates recalled rookie Nick Kingham from Triple-A Indianapolis to start in Novas place on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Kingham is...

Pirates place Ivan Nova on disabled list

The Pirates placed Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained finger on his right hand. The move is retroactive to Friday.

Ivan Nova might go on the disabled list

Ivan Nova was diagnosed with a right finger sprain after his last start, manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday. 

Paul Zeise: The Pirates' pitching success hinges on Joe Musgrove

Jameson Taillon hasn’t been anything close to the ace he was supposed to be. Ivan Nova seems to be a couple more bad starts away from either being DFA’d or traded for whatever anyone is willing to give the Pirates. Chad Kuhl is extremely inconsistent and seems to struggle beyond the fifth inning. Steven Brault has already flamed out and is in the bullpen, a role that seems to fit him well.

Ivan Nova struggles as Pirates drop two of three to Reds

CINCINNATI — Ivan Nova’s spring of discontent continued.

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