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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle announced Thursday that X-rays on the finger of Ivan Nova came back negative.
Nova was pulled from Thursday's game after he was hit by a pitch while squaring to bunt, but it appears that he was able to avoid any structural damage. Either way, he isn't going to pitch again this season but should be fully healthy heading into 2018. Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:11:00 PM

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Ivan Nova was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Nationals when he was struck on the finger by a pitch while squaring to bunt.

Chalk it up as just one more wonderful injury that occurred this season as a result of pitchers having to hit. Before the injury, Nova had allowed one run on four hits and a walk over his two innings of work while striking out two. He finishes the season 11-14 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 131/36 K/BB ratio in 187 innings over his 31 starts.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Ivan Nova pitched well in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits in his five innings of work.

The veteran right-hander didn't have his best command in this one, issuing four walks while striking out two. He'll carry a 4.14 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his final start of the season on Friday against the Nationals in Washington.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:37:00 PM

Ivan Nova (calf) expects to make his next scheduled start Friday versus the Cardinals.

Nova was forced from Saturday's game against the Reds due to tightness in his right calf, but he threw his normal between-starts bullpen session Tuesday without issue. The 30-year-old right-hander is 11-14 with a 4.20 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 127/31 K/BB ratio in 180 innings this season for Pittsburgh.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Ivan Nova was forced to exit Saturday's start against the Reds with right calf tightness.

Nova isn't alarmed and expects to make his next start. The Pirates figure to see how he feels over the next day or two before that becomes official. Nova was charged with two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Ivan Nova was forced to exit Saturday's start against the Reds with an apparent injury.

Nova blanked the Reds over the first six innings before giving up a solo homer to Jesse Winker to begin the seventh. He was forced to exit later on in the frame after being visited by the team trainer. Nova fanned six and gave up just three hits and one walk before exiting. The Pirates should pass along an update on his status soon.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Ivan Nova surrendered five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Nova was skipped on his last turn in the Pirates' rotation and he looked rusty on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, walking two batters and yielding five hits -- including homers to Yadier Molina and Randal Grichuk. The right-hander is now 11-13 on the season with a 4.25 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Ivan Nova will make his next start against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Nova was skipped last turn through the rotation, with Steven Brault taking a spot start in his place. This was just a breather for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has struggled to a 6.38 ERA in nine second-half starts. He'll try to get himself back on track for the stretch run when he toes the rubber against the Cards this weekend.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:28:00 PM

The Pirates will skip Ivan Nova's next turn in the rotation.

Nova has a 6.38 ERA in nine second-half outings, so he could use a breather. It's expected to be only a one-start thing, with Steven Brault stepping in for a spot start on a date to be determined.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Ivan Nova allowed five runs -- four earned -- in three innings and took a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He struck out five batters against one walk and surrendered five hits, including a two run home run by Ian Happ. Nova was pulled early despite having thrown just 69 pitches. He falls to 11-12 with a 4.11 ERA that has been swelling steadily since the All Star break.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Ivan Nova was hit hard in Friday’s loss to the Reds, allowing seven runs (five earned) over five innings of work.

Nova gave up eight hits, including homers to Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler in the fifth inning. He also walked three batters and threw a wild pitch which allowed a run to score. While Nova is missing more bats in the second half, he owns an ugly 6.00 ERA over eight starts since the All-Star break. It’s tough to trust him in mixed leagues right now.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:48:00 AM

Ivan Nova earned his 11th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Cardinals to three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Nova fanned five on the night and didn't walk a batter. He allowed a two-run homer to Jedd Gyorko in the second inning, but that was it until Kolten Wong's RBI single in the sixth. Now 11-10 on the year, Nova owns a 3.81 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 103/24 K/BB ratio in his 160 2/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Reds his next time out in Cincinnati on Friday.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 10:08:00 PM

Ivan Nova coughed up six runs in 6 1/3 innings and got hit with a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

The Tigers didn't have any trouble figuring him out in this interleague matchup. He was peppered for 10 hits and two walks against five strikeouts. He gave up a solo home run to Ian Kinsler in the second inning. Nova gave up three runs in the first two innings, then turned in four scoreless frames before yielding three more runs in the seventh inning. He falls to 10-9 with a 3.87 ERA in 23 starts.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 11:14:00 PM

Ivan Nova pitched well in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings.

Nova punched out five while issuing a pair of free passes. Carlos Asuaje tagged him for a three-run homer (all of which were unearned) in the fifth inning and Yangervis Solarte added a solo shot the following frame. The right-hander will bring a 3.66 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:23:00 AM

Ivan Nova allowed four earned runs and eight hits with six strikeouts across five innings in a loss Saturday in San Diego.

Nova is 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA in two games on the road trip, and he has dropped four of his past five starts away from home. The good news is his next start will come in the Steel City in a rematch against the Padres next Friday night. He is much better at home, going 7-2 with a 2.83 ERA over nine starts at PNC Park.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 03:25:00 AM

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2B1Josh Harrison
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SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1David Freese
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S1Ivan Nova
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3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Tyler Glasnow
6Joe Musgrove
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