The New York Yankees are letting teams know that right-hander Ivan Nova is available in a trade, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Tuesday afternoon.
According to Sherman, the Yankees are trying to pitch Nova as a starter that will be "stronger and healthier" being two years removed from Tommy John surgery.
New York is also displaying Nova as a cost-effective option that could be a nice plug for a team's rotation in 2016. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Nova is expected to make around $4.4 million as a third-year arbitration eligible player next year.
The Yankees continue to look for starting pitching in other ways this offseason, Sherman says, but are looking for players that can help in 2016 and beyond. At worst, New York could keep Nova as rotation depth if they do not get an offer to their liking.
In 2015, Nova went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts and 94 innings pitched. He struck out 63, walked 33, and allowed 13 home runs. Nova's FIP registered at a 4.87 mark.
His best season came in 2011, when he went 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA over 165 1/3 innings.