Beset by injuries all season, the New York Yankees entered new territory, even for them, on Friday night.
During the very first at-bat of the game, they lost their starting catcher Francisco Cervelli for at least six weeks with a fractured right hand. Cervelli needs surgery.
Then, with no outs in the third, the other half of their starting battery, Ivan Nova, was forced to leave the game with elbow soreness. He is scheduled to receive an MRI on Friday night.
In the third, after a comeback single, Nova did not show any apparent signs of pain. Still, manager Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue hopped out of the dugout right away and lifted Nova.
Nova was replaced by David Phelps.
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