The Chicago White Sox have acquired starting pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to multiple reports.
The trade is pending a physical.
Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates will receive a young pitcher and an unconfirmed amount of international bonus pool availability.
Nova, 31, has one year remaining on his current three-year $26 million deal and is owed $9.1 million in 2019.
Nova went 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA for the Pirates last season and carries a 78-64 overall record over nine seasons, a career that started with the New York Yankees. The 6-foot-5 right-hander was the Pirates’ opening day starter in 2018.
Nova will bolster a ChiSox rotation that loses free agent James Shields and features young starting pitchers in Carlos Rodon, Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito.
—Field Level Media