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Yankees trade Ivan Nova to Pirates for 2 players to be named later

New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova reacts

New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova reacts after walking the Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria during the third inning of a game Friday, July 29, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Photo Credit: AP / Mike Carlson

The Yankees have traded Ivan Nova to the Pittsburgh Pirates for two players to be named later, the team announced shortly after Monday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.

The move comes amid the Yankees’ fire sale that included dealing Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran for multiple prospects.

“This was a moment I knew was someday going to come,” Nova told reporters after hearing about the trade.

Nova was 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA, 1.356 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 21 appearances, including 15 starts, in 2016.

The Yankees signed Nova, 29, as an amateur free agent in 2004, and he made his big-league debut in 2010.

Nova will become a free agent at the end of the 2016 season.

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