Nathan Eovaldi agrees to deal to remain with Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal that will keep one of the biggest heroes of their 2018 postseason run with the team for years to come.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox have reached agreement on a new contract.
Free-agent RHP Nathan Eovaldi in agreement with #RedSox, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2018
The deal is said to be worth $67.5 million over four years.
According to a source, Eovaldi’s deal is four years and $67.5 million.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 6, 2018
Eovaldi has extensive experience pitching in the AL East. He made 10 starts for the Rays before being acquired by the Red Sox in a trade last season, and he posted a 3.81 ERA in 111 total innings in 2018. 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.
It wasn’t until the 2018 postseason that Eovaldi became a household name. The 28-year-old allowed just four earned runs in 22.1 innings during the playoffs, and his performance out of the bullpen in Game 4 of the World Series was the stuff legends are made of. Assuming he can remain healthy, Eovaldi should provide the Red Sox with a solid starter in the middle of their rotation, and they already know what he is capable of in October.