The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded pitcher Ivan Nova to the Chicago White Sox. The trade saves the Pirates $9.16 million in salary for 2019.The Pirates get 19 year-old pitcher Yordi Rosario in exchange. Rosario, who will turn 20 before spring training, has a 6-12 minor-league record with a 3.43 ERA.
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free agent outfielder and former Pittsburgh Pirate Andrew McCutchen. The longtime Pirate agreed to a three year deal worth $50 million. McCutchen split last season with the Giants and Yankees, hitting a combined .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs.