Ivan Nova leaves with sore elbow

Updated: April 20, 2014, 12:29 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees were blown out by the Tampa Bay Rays, 16-1, on Saturday night at Tropicana Field, but they potentially lost a lot more than just a game when Ivan Nova, their No. 3 starter, left in the fifth inning with soreness in his pitching elbow.

Nova was taken to a Tampa, Fla., hospital for an MRI. The results were not immediately available.

"Obviously, we're really concerned," manager Joe Girardi said. "Any time a guy leaves a game because he feels ...

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