Ivan Nova to start Saturday

Updated: September 12, 2012, 7:02 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- The New York Yankees will make a move to try to halt their slide in the AL East by replacing the struggling Freddy Garcia in their rotation with Ivan Nova, a 16-game winner last year who has not pitched since Aug. 21.

Manager Joe Girardi said Nova would start Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, and Garcia, who had been scheduled to make that start, will return to the bullpen as a long reliever.

"I like the way he threw the other day, so we're ...

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