The Rockies have agreed to a cope with right-hander Ivan Nova, FanSided’s Robert Murray studies (Twitter link). It’s presumably a minor league contract, which might be the second minors deal of the final three months for the veteran hurler. Nova beforehand inked a minors pact with the Phillies final January however was granted a launch on the finish of March when he didn’t make Philadelphia’s Opening Day roster.
Nova signed a one-year, $1.5MM Main League cope with the Tigers previous to the 2020 season however ended up pitching solely 19 innings (with an 8.53 ERA) because of proper triceps tendinitis. With the very notable exception of the Tommy John surgical procedure that reduce quick each his 2014 and 2015 seasons, Nova has in any other case been a reasonably sturdy pitcher all through his 11-year profession, averaging 174 innings per yr from 2016-19 and likewise banking 335 2/3 frames with the Yankees in 2012-13.
Colorado doesn’t have a lot rotation depth within the minors, so Nova is by far probably the most skilled choice obtainable on the alternate coaching web site. How Nova would possibly fare at Coors Discipline is an open query, as he has a 15.2% homer charge because the begin of the 2012 season, although he does generate his share of floor balls (profession 48.9% grounder charge) to make up for a scarcity of strikeouts.