The effective pitcher, who was an important part of the Boston Red Sox‘s 2018 World Series winning team, has reportedly agreed to terms to return to Boston for the 2019 season. Having turned 28-years-old this year, Nathan Eovaldi is entering the prime of his career. He’s pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and last season with the Red Sox. He has a 4.18 career ERA. This will lower with time, as he showed last year what he can do if given the time at the mound.
Ken Rosenthal shared the initial report of the agreement. He indicated the agreement is pending a physical:
Free-agent RHP Nathan Eovaldi in agreement with #RedSox, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2018
Mark Feinsand would report that Eovaldi’s agreement is a four-year, $67.5 million deal. The Red Sox have yet to confirm reports:
According to a source, Eovaldi’s deal is four years and $67.5 million.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 6, 2018
Report: Nathan Eovaldi Agrees to Terms, Returning to Boston Red Sox
Going along with the World Series Championship, the right-hander also had a terrific personal year. Eovaldi started off very well in Boston, and although his record was only 3-3, he pitched much better than his record. He proved his worth, though, especially in the postseason.
The righty featured in six of the 14 games the Red Sox played during the run to the title. He recorded a 2-0 record over the ALDS and ALCS. He was a force from the starting pitching role and from the bullpen. His 1.61 ERA during the playoffs gave the Red Sox another vital pitcher. Along with the likes of Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello, he rounded out a major rotation. This staff was able to get the job done.
The 2018 World Champion will continue to grow in this league for years to come. Eovaldi now looks to be an established pitcher and should be a great addition to Boston’s deep rotation. As long as he continues to perform as he did in 2018, he will be a dominant force in the starting rotation. Due to his ability to be flexible, Eovaldi will prove vital for the Red Sox in their bid to repeat. Whether used out of the bullpen or in the rotation, he is a strong pitcher on the mound.
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