NEW YORK, N.Y. — Major League Baseball is investigating New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova and a former minor league teammate for allegedly injecting each other with B-12 shots, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Associated Press.
The New York Post first reported the investigation, saying that baseball was looking into whether Nova and pitcher Wilkin De La Rosa injected each other last season while they were teammates with double-A Trenton.
The person who spoke to the AP confirmed those details.
“We talked to him about it. We are unaware of any investigation at this time,” New York manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. “We talked to him yesterday just to say you might be asked about it. I feel like his head will be in the right spot.”
The 23-year-old Nova was called up from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last weekend and pitched well in his first major league start Monday at Toronto.
Asked on Saturday about the investigation, Nova said: “I have no comment on that.”