Sherman: Yankees avoid arbitration with Ivan Nova


Via Joel Sherman: The Yankees have avoided arbitration with Ivan Nova by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.3M. Matt Swartz projected him to earn $2.8M in 2014. Nova pitched to a 3.10 ERA (3.47 FIP) in 139.1 innings last year while missing time with a biceps issue.

The Yankees have signed all five of their arbitration-eligible players: Nova, Brett Gardner ($5.6M), David Robertson ($5.125M), Shawn Kelley ($1.7625M), and Frankie Cervelli ($700k).

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  • Pinkie Pie

    Glad that’s out the way. Now go get Tanaka.

    • Chris


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  • Joe R

    Anyone have a rough estimate at what this makes our payroll look like now?

    • Doug

      Mike’s last payroll breakdown is at http://riveraveblues.com/2014/.....ive-98511/

      That tied up 14.8M in arb. They actually ended up at 13.1875M. So subtract 1.6125M from the total payroll on that post.

      Of course, this is assumes I put the numbers in my calculator right. It’s been a long Friday.

      • The Great Gonzo

        I count 16.4875. So negligible difference

        • Doug

          Yeah, you’re right. 16.4875. I did a quick look at the last paragraph on the story and forgot to add Nova’s 3.3 on top of it.

          I need to get home and have a beer…

  • TWTR

    I like avoiding unnecessary acrimony with players who may need to be signed longer term in the future.

  • Mike

    Nice looks like a hometown discount.