After a non-waiver trade deadline deal netted the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova from the New York Yankees, the 29-year-old went on to pitch remarkably well for the club which could end up earning him a multi-year contract.
“We have offers in that area,” Genske said.
Both Nova and Happ turned around their careers after brief stints with the Pirates and renowned pitching coach Ray Searage.
Stint w/ Pirates
In a thin free-agent market for starting pitching featuring Andrew Cashner, Doug Fister, Edinson Volquez, and potentially Jeremy Hellickson – if he turns down a qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Phillies – Nova could do well for himself and eclipse his $ 4.1 million salary from last season.
Over the course of his seven-year career, Nova owns a 58-41 record with a 4.30 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 142 appearances, 129 of which have been starts.