New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova throws in the bullpen during a spring training baseball workout, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.
By Ryan Hatch
A team source confirmed the report to NJ Advance Media.
Nova was 6-11 last season with a 5.07 ERA, his first back after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2014. After a September 12 outing against the Toronto Blue Jays where he gave up six runs while recording just five outs, manager Joe Girardi yanked him from the rotation. (He started again Sept. 23.)
Curry reported that the 2016 deal includes performance bonuses.
The 29-year-old Nova is in his last year of arbitration, meaning he’ll hit free agency next winter. Nova, over six seasons, is 46-33 with a 4.33 ERA. His best season was 2011 when he was 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA.
Signing Nova means the Yankees only have closer Aroldis Chapman to settle with before spring training starts.