The SSG Landers of the Korea Baseball Organization announced they’ve signed longtime big league starter Iván Nova, reports Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News. It’s a $900K guarantee that could top out at $1MM, the maximum allowed for a first-year foreign born player, if Nova reaches all the deal’s incentives.
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The Rockies released right-hander Ivan Nova from his minor league deal last week, The Athletic’s Nick Groke reports (via Twitter). It was a brief stint for Nova in the organization, as he only just signed with Colorado back on April 12. Nova also signed a minors contract with the Phillies...
The Rockies’ bullpen, owner of a National League-worst 5.92 ERA, needs help, but don’t expect veterans Chris Rusin and Ivan Nova to ride to the rescue any time soon. Manager Bud Black confirmed Tuesday that Rusin, a lefty, and Nova, a right-hander, signed minor league deals with Colorado. But Black also made it clear that it’s no cinch they’ll be added to the major-league roster.
The Rockies agreed to a deal with right-hander Ivan Nova, FanSided’s Robert Murray reports (Twitter link). It is presumably a minor league contract, which would be the second minors deal of the last three months for the veteran hurler. Nova previously inked a minors pact with the Phillies in January but was granted a release at the end of March when he didn’t make Philadelphia’s Opening Day roster.
Veteran right-hander Ivan Nova will get another chance to prove himself, joining the Colorado Rockies organization, FanSided.com reported Monday. It is expected to be a minor-league deal for the 34-year-old, who has a 90-77 record over 11 seasons with a 4.38 ERA. In 240 career appearances (227 starts), he has pitched 1,347 2/3 innings for the New York Yankees (2010-16), Pittsburgh Pirates (2016-18), Chicago White Sox (2019) and Detroit Tigers (2020).
MLB insider Robert Murray reported this morning that the Colorado Rockies have signed veteran starting pitcher Ivan Nova. It is assumed but not confirmed this is a minor league deal. Hours later, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the Rockies have also brought back veteran reliever Chris Rusin on a minor league deal.
The Colorado Rockies signed veteran pitchers Ivan Nova and Chris Rusin to minor league contracts. Manager Bud Black stressed that the pair, who will report to extended spring training, must prove themselves in order to earn a big-league promotion. "This is not a precursor for them to be here," Black...
Veteran right-handers Ivan Nova and Hector Rondon have requested and been granted their release by the Phillies, per a club announcement. They were both in camp on minor league deals and hoping to win roster spots. Both had out clauses in their deals. The 34-year-old Nova was signed in late...
Nova was released by the Phillies on Thursday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The veteran was in camp as a non-roster invitee but evidently wasn't going to win a roster spot, so he's been allowed to seek work elsewhere. The transaction seemingly indicates good things about the health of at least one of Zach Eflin (back), Spencer Howard (back) or Vince Velasquez (oblique), as Nova could have made a spot start or two to open the season if all three of that trio were forced to head to the injured list.
The first start for minor-league invitee Ivan Nova in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform did not go as he probably hoped it would. That is an understatement. The veteran right-hander got the nod in the spring training opener against the Detroit Tigers Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, he lasted just 1/3 of an inning while tossing 27 pitches — allowing three hits and five earned runs. Nova even walked in a run before he was taken out of the game.
Pitching is still a concern for the Philadelphia Phillies heading into the 2021 season. While they added a few pieces — including Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado — the starting rotation has some question marks. Aaron Nola is the bonafide ace, while Zack Wheeler looked like a strong No. 2 during the shortened 2020 season. After that, there are concerns.
Veteran Ivan Nova got the starting nod for the Philadelphia Phillies in Sunday’s spring training opener against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The right-hander had a rough outing, giving up five runs on three hits and threw 27 pitches in his Phillies debut, serving up a first-pitch home run to Willi Castro.
Nova (triceps) will start the first game of the Grapefruit League season against the Tigers on Sunday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Nova missed most of the 2020 season due to right triceps tendinitis, but he signed a minor-league contract with Philadelphia in January and should compete for a spot in the back of the rotation during spring training. That he's starting Sunday signals that he should be fully healthy this spring.