Pitcher Ivan Nova acquired by White Sox from Pirates

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 12, 2018 07:46 AM
Pitcher Ivan Nova acquired by White Sox from Pirates
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Ivan Nova delivers against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game, in Pittsburgh. Nova has been acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Yordi Rosario and international signing bonus pool allocation. The trade was announced at the baseball meetings in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Right-hander Ivan Nova has been acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Yordi Rosario and $500,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation.

A 31-year-old right-hander, Nova was 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 29 starts this season, striking out 114 in 161 innings. He is 78-64 with a 4.26 ERA in nine seasons with the New York Yankees (2010-16) and Pirates (2016-18).

Nova has a $8.5 million base salary next year in the final season of a $26 million, three-year contract, then can become a free agent.

A 19-year-old right-hander, Rosario was 1-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 11 starts and three relief appearances last year in the Dominican Summer League and Arizona Rookie League. He struck out 70 in 56 innings.

The trade was announced Tuesday at the winter meetings.

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