Yanks get 2 prospects to complete Nova deal

Yanks get 2 prospects to complete Nova deal

KANSAS CITY -- The Yankees announced on Tuesday that they acquired outfielder Tito Polo and left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley from the Pirates, completing an Aug. 1 trade that sent right-hander Ivan Nova to Pittsburgh for two players to be named.

Tarpley was ranked as the Bucs' No. 17 prospect and Polo was slotted as the No. 27 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com.

Polo, 22, hit .289 with a .360 OBP and an .811 OPS in 109 games between Class A Advanced Bradenton and Class A West Virginia this season. He hit 16 home runs with 65 RBIs and 37 stolen bases, and was selected as a South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star.

Top Prospects: Polo, PIT

Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2012, the right-handed hitter led all Pirates farmhands with 46 stolen bases in 2015.

Tarpley, 23, was 6-4 with a 4.32 ERA in 20 starts with Bradenton in 2016. Over four Minor League seasons, he is 20-14 with a 3.32 ERA in 60 games (59 starts), and was originally selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2013 Draft.

Nova, 29, has enjoyed a dominant run since joining the Pirates, going 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts while issuing just one walk in 31 1/3 innings. He was 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA in 21 games (15 starts) for the Yankees this year.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.