Yankees' Ivan Nova being investigated by MLB

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According to a report in the New York Post, MLB is investigating Yankees pitchers Ivan Nova and Wilkin De La Rosa over concerns they injected each other with B-12 shots last year as teammates at Double-A Trenton.
B-12 shots are not included in MLB’s list of prohibited substances, but only licensed physicians are allowed to inject players with medication. Also, according to the Post, MLB wants to confirm that it was, in fact, B-12 the platers were using.
Nova, 23, made his major league debut back in May as a reliever for the Bombers. He was recently recalled to the majors, and he allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a start against the Blue Jays on Monday. The Yankees rewarded him by naming the starter for Sunday’s game against the White Sox.
The 25-year-old De La Rosa is still with Trenton and has a 5.00 ERA in eight starts and 25 relief appearances this year.

Bradley Zimmer to miss 8-12 months after shoulder surgery

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Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer is out for the year after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, the team announced Saturday. The projected recovery timetable spans anywhere from 8-12 months, which puts Zimmer’s return in the second half of the 2019 season, assuming that all goes well.

Zimmer, 25, had not made an appearance for the Indians since June 3. He racked up a cumulative nine weeks on the major- and minor-league disabled lists this season and will have finished his year with a .226/.281/.330 batting line, seven extra-base hits, and four stolen bases in 114 plate appearances.

The outfielder reportedly sustained his season-ending injury during a workout in Triple-A Columbus, where Cleveland.com’s Joe Noga says Zimmer began feeling discomfort in his shoulder after completing a set of one-handed throwing drills. Comments from club manager Terry Francona suggest that the Indians have every reason to believe that he’ll make a full recovery by next summer, though it’s not yet clear whether or not he’ll need additional time to readjust to a full workload when he takes the field again.