After Ivan Nova left the mound with a right ankle contusion and sprain, his reliever Clay Rapada was also forced back to the clubhouse during Monday night's game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles with what has been tabbed as a viral infection.
Nova left game with a bruise/sprain of right foot ankle. Rapada left game with a viral infection. hmmmm— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) May 15, 2012
Not much is know on Rapada's condition at this point. He was spotted on television needing assistance back into the clubhouse from the mound. Rapada pitch just one-third of an inning, forcing Chris Davis to line out before leaving the mound after walking Nick Johnson. Rapada has seven strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA through 10 innings pitched in relief this season.