Pirates trade Nova to White Sox
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The Chicago White Sox acquired pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor-league pitcher Yordi Rosario and international slot money, the teams announced Tuesday.

Pittsburgh will receive $500,000 of international slot money, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.

"Ivan is a quality individual who provides a veteran presence to our starting rotation and has shown the ability to consistently throw strikes," White Sox GM Rick Hahn said, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. "We’re excited what he brings to the organization both on the field and in the clubhouse."

The 31-year-old Nova will likely be expected to provide many of the innings that Chicago lost when James Shields became a free agent this offseason, while also adding some experience to the youthful White Sox rotation.

Projected 2019 rotation (2018 stats):

PITCHER AGE IP ERA WHIP SO
Carlos Rodon 26 120.2 4.18 1.26 90
Ivan Nova 31 161 4.19 1.28 114
Reynaldo Lopez 24 188.2 3.91 1.27 151
Lucas Giolito 24 173.1 6.13 1.48 125
Manny Banuelos 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Nova started 29 games for the Pirates in 2018, fashioning a 9-9 record across 161 frames.

Over the course of his nine-year career, he's spent time with the Pirates and Yankees, winning 78 games while authoring a 4.26 ERA across 189 starts.

The right-hander is set to earn around $9 million in 2019 and is eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

Rosario, 19, tossed 26 1/3 innings in rookie ball last season, recording a 3.42 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.

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