Pittsburgh acquired Ivan Nova in exchange for a player to be named later in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo was among the first to report the player to be named player being sent to New York.
The Pirates were among the teams seeking starting pitching before the deadline and were able to add a veteran arm in Nova.
Nova, 29, is having a down season with the Yankees, pitching to a 4.90 ERA and 5.09 FIP over 97.1 innings. He’s pitched to a career 4.41 ERA and 4.40 FIP.
New York continued selling its major league pieces Monday after trading Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs and Andrew Miller to the Indians on Saturday.
Nova is an impending free agent and the Yankees were reportedly shopping him for the last few weeks.
Pittsburgh enters play 10.5 games out of first place in the National League Central but remains in contention for one of two NL Wild Card spots. The Pirates’ starters have pitched to a 4.77 ERA, which ranks 23rd in the N.L.