Eovaldi re-signing with Red Sox

Carrie Guzman
December 8, 2018

Nathan Eovaldi cemented himself among postseason greats in Boston Red Sox history following his stellar playoff run through the World Series victory.

The Boston Red Sox have signed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year contract that brings the free agent right-hander back to Boston, the team announced Thursday. Fancred's Jon Heyman backs up Murray's report, adding that he heard the current asking price is four years at $17 million per year. Eovaldi gets paid and the Red Sox secure their pitching depth. He spent time with the New York Yankees prior to pitching in Tampa Bay, and he was out for a while after undergoing Tommy John surgery following that. Given Boston's uncertainty beyond the top three in the rotation - Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright and Brian Johnson are among the options for the final two spots - it seems logical to expect that Eovaldi's high-octane arm would serve to deepen the starting staff. In both the ALDS and ALCS, he started Game 3 of a tied series and pitched well, allowing one run in seven innings against the Yankees and two runs in six innings against the Astros. They weren't going to head into the 2019 campaign with Drew Pomeranz as a projected member of their rotation. He had arthroscopic surgery late in spring training to remove loose bodies in his pitching elbow and did not make his season debut until May 30 - his first major league game since August 10, 2016.

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His numbers against the Yankees after joining the Red Sox were even more impressive. The Yankees and Dodgers, swimming in a huge revenue stream just like the Red Sox, remained under the cap in 2018. Your move, Brian Cashman.

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