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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Ivan Nova spun his first complete game since 2013 on Tuesday, holding the Astros to one run over nine innings in a 7-1 victory.
He had a chance for a "Maddux" but gave up back-to-back doubles to start the ninth. Nova then rebounded to retire the next three batters, throwing just 98 pitches while holding the Astros to one run on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts. The former Yankee has looked like a shrewd pick-up by the Pirates, as he's put up a 3.20 ERA and 1.105 WHIP over four starts with his new club. He'll face the Brewers in Milwaukee on Sunday. Aug 23 - 11:01 PM

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Ivan Nova was less-than-stellar in third start with the Pirates, allowing four runs on six hits over four innings in Wednesday no-decision against the Giants.

Nova has now allowed eight runs through his first 16 2/3 innings with the Pirates, working out to a 4.41 ERA. This is actually an improvement on the 4.90 ERA he held with the Yankees prior to being traded over to the Pirates. A home start against the Astros shows next on his schedule as he looks to continue to settle in with his new squad.
Aug 17 - 10:20 PM

Despite allowing nine hits, Ivan Nova yielded just one run in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a victory over the Dodgers.

The Pirates ended up winning this one 5-1 despite getting outhit 12-7. Nova was in trouble often, but twice he was able to strike out opposing starter Ross Stripling to end an inning and strand a pair of baserunners. The NL definitely suits someone with his kind of stuff better than the AL and Yankee Stadium did.
Aug 13 - 1:34 AM

Ivan Nova allowed three runs over seven innings in his Pirates debut Saturday, earning the win in the 5-3 victory over the Reds.

Nova gave up six hits without walking a batter on the evening, and two of those hits were Brandon Phillips solo homers. The right-hander struck out five. Nova's Yankees career was up and down and he owned a 4.90 ERA at the time of the trade, so the expectations aren't high for the 29-year-old's Pirates career. It got off to a good start, though, and he'll look to keep it going Friday against the Dodgers.
Aug 6 - 10:46 PM

Ivan Nova is scheduled to make his Pirates debut at home Saturday against the Reds.

Nova was acquired from the Yankees at the trade deadline for two players to be named later. He had a rough 4.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 97 1/3 innings this season with New York, but the move from the American League East to the National League Central should help greatly. The 29-year-old impending free agent is in a good spot to rebuild some open-market value.
Aug 3 - 12:54 PM

Pirates acquired RHP Ivan Nova from the Yankees for two players to be named later.

Once the Yankees officially became sellers, it was obvious Nova would be moved. The 29-year-old has posted a 4.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 97 1/3 innings this season, but he could benefit with the move to the National League. He's due to become a free agent this winter.
Aug 1 - 5:01 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Pirates have acquired Ivan Nova.

The deal got done right before the 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline. Nova has posted a rough 4.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 97 1/3 innings this season, but he's headed to the easier league and pitcher-friendly PNC Park. He might suddenly have fantasy value again.
Aug 1 - 4:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates are talking to the Yankees about Ivan Nova.

Nova is due to become a free agent this winter and the Yankees have already sold off a ton of other parts, so they might as well make this happen even if the return isn't great. Nova, 29, owns a 4.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 97 1/3 innings (15 starts, six relief appearances) this season with New York.
Aug 1 - 3:35 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are still trying to move Ivan Nova.

Sherman adds that they "might be able" to get it done before the 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline. Otherwise the Yankees can try to send him somewhere in a waiver trade over the next 30 days. Nova, an impending free agent, holds a weak 4.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 97 1/3 innings (15 starts, six relief appearances) this season.
Aug 1 - 3:19 PM

Ivan Nova was tagged for five runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.

There have been all sorts of rumors about Nova in recent days, but an outing like this one isn’t going to help his trade value. It was ugly from the start, as he served up a pair of solo homers in the first inning. He fanned three and walked three in his shortest start since June 21. Nova now has a 4.90 ERA and 75/25 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings on the year. His future in New York remains up in the air.
Jul 29 - 10:29 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that moving Ivan Nova has become "the next priority" for the Yankees following the Aroldis Chapman deal.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier in the day Monday that team executives have been pushing for a trade involving Nova, so things could come together quickly now that the Chapman deal is finalized. "They're focused on him," a major-league source told Feinsand. "They're looking at the guys with expiring contracts first - though not Beltran right now." Nova, an impending free agent, has posted a 4.65 ERA and 72/22 K/BB ratio over 93 innings this season. In a weak market for starters, he could draw some interest as rotation depth.
Jul 25 - 8:45 PM

Rival executives tell ESPN's Buster Olney that the Yankees have been pushing an Ivan Nova trade.

Nova is due to become a free agent after the 2016 season and doesn't seem like a qualifying offer candidate, so the Yankees might as well try to get something out of him. The 29-year-old right-hander has pitched very well in his last two starts but owns a pedestrian 4.65 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 72/22 K/BB ratio in 93 innings overall this season. Maybe a move to the National League would work.
Jul 25 - 11:34 AM

Ivan Nova threw seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Giants.

Nova got only one run of support from the Yankees offense and the Giants wound up winning the game 2-1 in 12 innings. Nova struck out seven and scattered six hits. He's been good now in three of his last four starts and will try to keep it working next week against the Rays. He has a 4.65 ERA for the year.
Jul 23 - 8:38 PM

Ivan Nova tossed six frames of one-run ball in Monday's 2-1 win over the Orioles.

Nova walked three batters and struck out only four, but he also gave up just four hits. The veteran right-hander has been pretty awful this season but has put together good showings in two of his last three tries. He'll attempt to keep it going this weekend this weekend against the Giants.
Jul 18 - 10:33 PM

Ivan Nova allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Indians on Thursday.

Nova gave up a pair of home runs among his five hits allowed, but he didn't issue a free pass while striking out six to earn the victory. It was his sixth win of the season and his first victory in almost a month. Nova will carry a 5.18 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into the second half of the season.
Jul 7 - 10:37 PM

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3Eric Fryer
1B1John Jaso
2Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Tyler Glasnow
4Ivan Nova
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Chad Kuhl
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Neftali Feliz
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Jeff Locke