Pirates acquire RHP Ivan Nova from the Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova from the New York Yankees in exchange for two players to be named. The announcement was made by Pirates Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.

The 29-year-old Nova went 7-6 with one save and a 4.90 ERA (97.1ip/53er) in 21 games (15 starts) with the Yankees this season. He began the year pitching in relief before joining the starting rotation on May 9. In his 15 starts with the Yankees this season, Nova went 6-5 with a 4.86 ERA.

Nova made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2010 and has gone 53-39 in 131 big league games (118 starts). He won a career-high 16 games in 2011 and posted career highs in starts (28) and innings pitched (170.1) while going 12-8 in 2012.