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It's official: Nova 4, Freddy 5, Colon in the pen

The white puff of smoke was seen over Steinbrenner Field this morning as Joe Girardi decreed Ivan Nova his No. 4 starter, Freddy Gacia his No. 5, and Bartolo Colon, who outpitched both of them, in the pen as this year's Alfredo Aceves. No other personnel decisions announced today although it's a good bet Eric Chavez will make the team as a reserve infielder. There's also a strong possibility Pedro Feliciano will start the season on the DL, opening the door for either Luis Ayala, Romulo Sanchez or perhaps Mark Prior, although that is a longshot.