SportsYankees Ivan Nova, Yankees avoid salary arbitration New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning in the second baseball game of a double header at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke By Marc Carig firstname.lastname@example.org January 28, 2016 6:50 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The Yankees avoided salary arbitration with Ivan Nova on Thursday, signing the righthander to a one-year, $4.1-million deal. They agreed at slightly below the midpoint of the figures filed by the two sides, with Nova seeking $4.6 million and the Yankees countering with $3.9 million. He will be a free agent for the first time after this season. Nova, 29, went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts for the Yankees last season. He missed most of the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Nova is 46-33 with a 4.33 ERA in six seasons with the Yankees. By Marc Carig email@example.com Marc Carig covered the Mets for Newsday from 2012 through 2017. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.