DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
15 hours ago

Nova (hamstring) believes he will make his next scheduled start, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hamstring reportedly tightened up in the fifth innings but he pitched through six in the contest. Nova allowed just one run over those frames and will look to make his next start Friday against the Brewers again. Look for another update confirming his status before then.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
16 hours ago

Nova was pulled from Sunday's start against the Brewers after six innings due to left hamstring discomfort.

EDGE Analysis

Nova cruised through six frames, surrendering only one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four batters over an economical 75 pitches. He departed the game with a 2-1 lead, so he'll be in line for the win if the Pirates' relief crew is able to keep the Brewers off the board. The Pirates will provide Nova with treatment over the next few days with the hope of alleviating the pain he's experiencing with the hamstring, but as of now, there's no guarantee he'll be able to make his next start. Look for manager Clint Hurdle to provide clarity on Nova's situation after Sunday's game concludes.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
5 days ago

Nova (3-0) held the Astros to just one run on six hits and a walk while striking out six in a complete-game gem Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Nova has been a valuable addition since coming over from the Yankees, holding the opposition to nine runs over 25.1 innings in four starts en route to a 3-0 record with his new team. This was by far his best effort yet, as the 29-year-old needed just 98 pitches to get 27 outs after failing to pitch more than seven innings on any previous occasion this season. Another strong outing could be in the cards when he faces an underwhelming Brewers team on the road Sunday.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova lasted just four innings Wednesday, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out five and earning a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Nova was removed after just 62 pitches Wednesday, a curious move that paid off for manager Clint Hurdle and the Pirates, who came back to win the game 6-5 with a six-run rally in the top of the fifth. The 62 pitches in a start tied a season-low for Nova, whose ERA rose to 4.83 with the poor outing. Nova had thrown a pair of solid starts since being traded from the Yankees, but was unable to find that success Wednesday against the Giants. Nova will look to bounce back against the Astros on Tuesday.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Nova improved to 9-6 Friday as be beat the Dodgers by allowing just one run with two strikeouts and no walks across 5.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Nova scattered several hits around, but six of them went for singles and he helped his cause by throwing 67 percent of his pitches for strikes while managing to refrain from issuing a free pass. Nova has won both of his starts since being acquired by the Pirates and has lowered his ERA to 4.68 on the season. He is merely an arm capable of filling up innings at the back of the rotation, however, and will lack fantasy upside in his Wednesday start at the Giants.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Nova earned the win in his debut with Pittsburgh on Saturday, hurling seven innings of three-run ball. The righty gave up six hits and no walks, striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

He threw 56 of 76 pitches for strikes and finished with a 9:5 GB:FB. Aside from a pair of homers allowed to Brandon Phillips, Nova made short order of the Reds, utilizing a sinking two-seam fastball. The 29-year-old is on pace to start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
4 weeks ago

Nova will make his debut for the Pirates at home against Cincinnati on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is expected to take a regular turn in Pittsburgh's rotation. Nova hasn't faced the Reds since 2012.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
4 weeks ago

Nova was traded to the Pirates on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has struggled over the past two seasons, but he's a low-cost rental -- Nova's a free agent after this season -- and represents an upgrade at the back end of the Pirates' rotation. Nova's biggest problem this season has been the long ball, as he's given up at least one homer in 14 of his last 15 appearances, and PNC Park may help mitigate those issues to some extent.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (7-6) gave up five earned runs on six hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Rays. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander saw the normally anemic Rays offense hit him relatively hard, with a pair of first-inning solo homers by Logan Forsythe and Corey Dickerson spearheading the effort. Nova had gone into Friday riding high after a pair of strong starts versus the Orioles and Giants, but the five runs he surrendered were the most he'd given up since yielding six to the Rockies on June 21. He'll look to bounce back against the Mets next Wednesday.

DTDIvan Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova could be the next pitcher traded by the Yankees, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, makes perfect sense as a trade option for the Yankees, who picked up a potential replacement in Adam Warren as part of the Aroldis Chapman trade. His home run problem has been particularly ad this season, as he owns a 1.7 HR/9 that would be his worst in any campaign in his career with more than 25 innings pitched if it doesn't improve. A trade could send him to a more favorable pitchers' park, but he hasn't posted a K/9 above 8.0 since 2012, so even that might be enough to fix what ails him.