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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