According to a report made by the New York Post, the Yankees plan to tender starting pitcher Ivan Nova and bring him back for the 2016 season. Nova has been with the Yankees organization his entire career, starting in 2004 when he was signed as an amateur free-agent. He made his big league debut in 2010 with the team.
The NY Post is reporting that the Yanks intend to tender Ivan Nova a contract for 2016.
Nova, who was recovering from Tommy John surgery after last season, will be at full strength (baring any setbacks) for next season. The veteran righty pitched to a 6-11 mark with a 5.07 ERA as he was making an attempt to comeback after the daunting surgery.
The Yankees trust that Nova will be able to improve and get back into a groove that he was starting to settle in before his injury. He is a veteran arm either in the rotation or bullpen for next season. The Yankees have not announced if Nova will be a starter or come in from the bullpen for next season. Although he was moved to the ‘pen at one time late in the 2015 season due to a plethora of healthy pitchers in the rotation.
The 28-year-old Nova is arbitration eligible after this season, and the projected contract for Nova for the 2016 season by MLB Trade Rumors is $4.4 million.
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