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Red Sox RHP Eovaldi signs four-year deal

08 December 2018

The Red Sox, however, got to witness firsthand what Eovaldi brings to the table.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox have reached agreement on a new contract. While he did have a stretch in which he was inconsistent, it was his performance in the big games, particularly against the Yankees, that makes this re-signing a big one for Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowksi. "He did a tremendous job for us last season, playing a significant role in helping us win the division and the World Series. His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever". Eovaldi underwent Tommy John surgery in his junior year of high school, then underwent a second TJ surgery in August 2016. He threw 54 really good innings for Boston with an ERA of just 3.33 in the regular season.

Eovaldi pitched one inning of relief in each of the first two games of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The team is reportedly cornering the market for free-agent right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. They weren't going to head into the 2019 campaign with Drew Pomeranz as a projected member of their rotation. He would join a rotation that includes Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez, giving manager Alex Cora maybe the best group of five in the majors right now (especially if Cleveland trades Kluber or Trevor Bauer).

Those numbers, of course, include the yeomen's work Eovaldi did against NY during the American League Division Series. He spent two seasons with the Yankees in 2015 and 2016.

The hard-throwing, 28-year-old righty made a name for himself during the team's playoff run with his heart and intensity.

Red Sox RHP Eovaldi signs four-year deal