Report: Yankees deal Ivan Nova to the Pirates

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Update (4:47 PM EDT): The Yankees will receive two players to be named later, per the Pirates on Twitter.


The Yankees continued selling all the way up to Monday’s deadline. They’re sending starter Ivan Nova to the Pirates, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports.

Nova, 29, hasn’t had a particularly good season as he’s put up a 4.90 ERA with a 75/25 K/BB ratio in 97 1/3 innings. However, he’ll provide depth at the back of the Pirates’ rotation, something they sorely need.

Nova is earning $4.1 million this year and can become a free agent at season’s end.

We’ll update you once we learn who’s headed to the Yankees from the Pirates.