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.

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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.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu is scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.