Ivan Nova: “I feel like nothing happened” after Tommy John surgery

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Ivan Nova, who underwent Tommy John elbow surgery last April, has progressed to throwing from flat ground and is hoping to get back on a mound soon.

Here’s what Nova told Chad Jennings of the New York Journal News about his status:

To be honest, I feel like nothing happened. I don’t feel any pain. I don’t feel any tightness. Everything is going well so far.

Nova avoided arbitration with the Yankees by agreeing to a one-year, $3.3 million deal that matches his 2014 salary and is also under team control for next season. He has a 4.20 ERA in 538 innings for the Yankees since debuting in 2010 and, once healthy, will rejoin the starting rotation.