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Pirates Officially Announce Ivan Nova Signing

Ivan Nova has signed with the Pirates for three years. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Officially Announce Ivan Nova Signing
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced their three-year deal with right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova on Tuesday afternoon. The two sides reached an agreement on Thursday (link has details and analysis), settling on a deal that is reportedly worth $26 M. It also includes incentives that could reach $6 M through the life of the contract. The deal was pending a physical, which was delayed due to the holiday weekend.

Pirates GM Neal Huntington issued the following statement via team press release:

"We are pleased to have been able to reach agreement with Ivan Nova to have him remain a Pirate," said Huntington. "Ivan pitched well with us the final two months of the season and we look forward to him being a key part of our rotation as we work to return to the Postseason."

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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