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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees and RHP Ivan Nova avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract.
Nova requested $4.6 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last week while the Yankees offered $3.8 million. In the end, they met in the middle. Nova's deal comes with performance bonuses, according to YES Network's Jack Curry. The Yankees could still trade him before Opening Day but Nova figures to begin the year in long relief. Jan 28 - 3:03 PM

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Ivan Nova requested $4.6 million and was offered $3.8 million by the Yankees when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

With the sides relatively close, expect a settlement around $4.2 million. The Yankees continue to explore possible trades for the right-hander as he appears to be the odd-man out in the club's Opening Day rotation.
Jan 15 - 9:03 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have let other teams know that Ivan Nova is available.

Sherman says the Yanks "are not selling low" on Nova, as they think he will be stronger as he's further removed from Tommy John surgery and also motivated in his walk year. However, New York will consider dealing the right-hander as they look to plug in a rotation piece for beyond the 2016 season. Nova held a 5.07 ERA and 63/33 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 17 starts in 2015 and is set to make around $4.5 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Ivan Nova was knocked around for five runs over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Nova gave up eight hits, including a solo homer to Manny Machado. He walked three and struck out four in the loss. In his first year back from Tommy John surgery, Nova will finish with a 5.07 ERA and 63/33 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 17 starts. He's likely to pitch out of the bullpen during the postseason.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Ivan Nova stumbled late, ultimately giving up four runs in seven innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Monday.

Nova blanked the Red Sox over five innings, but served up a two-run home run to Travis Shaw in the sixth and another two-run shot to Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the seventh. They were two of seven hits he allowed along with two walks and seven strikeouts. Nova has a 4.89 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 59/30 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 innings. His final regular season start will take place in Baltimore against the Orioles.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Ivan Nova pitched well, limiting the Blue Jays to one run in 5 2/3 innings, but took a tough-luck loss on Wednesday.

Nova issued a two-out walk to Russell Martin in the sixth inning before departing and reliever Caleb Cotham allowed him to score. On the evening, Nova gave up only four hits and two walks while striking out six. It was one of his better efforts in a subpar season. He owns a 4.87 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and a 52/28 K/BB ratio in 81 1/3 innings. Nova is tabbed to take on the Red Sox at home next.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Ivan Nova has been removed from the Yankees' rotation.

Nova was lit up for six runs over just 1 2/3 innings in his last start Saturday against the Blue Jays, lifting his season ERA to 5.11. The 28-year-old right-hander will pitch in relief down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Ivan Nova was rocked to the tune of six runs on seven hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Ouchie. All six runs on Nova's line scored in a six-run second inning as the Yankees dropped both games in Saturday's doubleheader. He'll carry a sad panda 5.11 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into next Friday's "road start" against the Mets.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Ivan Nova will start in Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Nova was originally scheduled to start Friday, but he'll be pushed back due to Thursday's rainout. Michael Pineda will also pitch in Saturday's doubleheader, but the exact order hasn't been announced.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Ivan Nova notched a quality start Sunday, holding the Rays to three runs over six innings in a 6-4 win.

He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out three on the day. Nova had thrown only 80 pitches through his six innings, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to go to his top-notch bullpen for the final three frames after the Bombers took the lead. Nova will carry a 4.50 ERA into next weekend's tough matchup versus the Blue Jays.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Ivan Nova notched a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings, but lost to the Red Sox on Monday.

All three runs came on home runs, as Mookie Betts hit a two-run shot in the third inning and David Ortiz cranked out a solo homer in the fourth. They were two of seven hits Nova allowed along with a walk and three strikeouts. The right-hander has been less than impressive in 12 starts, owning a 4.50 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 42/24 K/BB ratio over 68 innings. He'll make a home start versus the Rays next.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Ivan Nova was hit hard in a losing effort on Tuesday versus the Astros, surrendering seven runs over four innings.

The Astros exploded for five runs in the first inning, but Nova rebounded with three scoreless innings. He took the mound in the fifth but allowed a double followed by a home run before he was given the hook. All told, he allowed seven hits and four walks while striking out only one. It was an outlier start for Nova, who has otherwise been good since debuting on June 24. He has a 4.50 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 39/23 K/BB ratio over 62 innings. Nova will vie for redemption in Boston against the Red Sox in his next outing.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:48:00 PM

Ivan Nova yielded three runs in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

Nova hasn't had many great starts since returning, but neither has he had any awful ones; he's pitched at least five innings all 10 times out and never allowed more than four runs. As a result, his record lines up exactly as it should; he's won all five times the Yankees have scored at least four runs in his starts and lost all five times they haven't (it was 3-2 tonight).
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Ivan Nova earned the win in Friday's contest with the Blue Jays, yielding three runs on five hits over seven innings.

Nova's faced off with new Jays ace David Price in each of his last two starts. It didn't go so well the first time around, but on Friday, the Yankees rallied behind their pitcher. The Blue Jays scored three runs in the third inning, but Nova kept the scoreboard clean outside of that frame and improved to 5-4 after the Yankees posted a four-run rally in the eighth. He now holds a 3.57 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 53 innings and will head home to face the Twins in his next start.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Ivan Nova was handed his fourth loss of the season on Saturday, surrendering four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

Nova punched out six on the afternoon while walking two. He traded zeroes with opposing hurler David Price until the sixth inning where a Justin Smoak grand slam broke the game open. Nova has excelled in his return from Tommy John surgery, compiling a 3.52 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 46 innings in eight starts. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:06:00 PM

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