Speaking to the media before this afternoon's game, Joe Girardi confirmed it was a groin injury that caused Vidal Nuno to leave his Triple-A start in the 2nd inning last night. There has been no official diagnosis of the injury yet, but it sounds very likely that Nuno will have to go on the disabled list.
This is another small ding the Yankees' have taken to the starting depth in the last 24 hours. They lost Chien-Ming Wang yesterday to a Major League deal with the Toronto Blue Jays and now could lose Nuno to a significant chunk of time. Ivan Nova now assumes the 6th starter role for the Major League club while Michael Pineda starts his rehab assignment tonight.
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