Didn’t see this coming. No other details yet. It’s apparently not final yet, either.
Pirates to get young pitcher and international slot $ for Nova. Dealt from rotation strength.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2018
What that “rotation strength” may be hasn’t yet been explained. I assume this means the Pirates aren’t sending money, although that could surface later. If they’re dumping all of Nova’s salary, the question then becomes whether they’ll spend it to improve the team.
Pirates got Yordi Rosario in Nova deal. Plus 500K in int’l $— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2018
Rosario spent three years in the DSL and one in the GCL. He’s struck out a lot of guys the last two years, at least, but this looks like it was strictly to move salary.