Nova, Yankees agree to $3.3 million, 1-year contract

Updated: January 14, 2015, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Ivan Nova and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.3 million, one-year contract, the same salary the pitcher earned when he missed most of the 2014 season because of a torn elbow ligament.

Nova's salary is not guaranteed under the agreement announced Wednesday, a day after he was among four Yankees to file for salary arbitration.

Nova injured his right elbow April 19 during a game against Tampa Bay and had surgery 10 days later. He is expected to return to the Yankees' rotation in May or June.

A 28-year-old right-hander, Nova is 40-22 in parts of five major league seasons. He would be eligible for free agency after the 2016 season.

Right-handers David Carpenter, Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Pineda also filed for arbitration and would exchange proposed figures with the Yankees on Friday if they don't reach agreements before then.


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