Red Sox Re-Sign Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi

Friday, December 07, 2018
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Nathan Eovaldi re-signs with Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox have re-signed right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the deal is for four years and $67.5 million. Eovaldi will make about $16.9 million per year.

Eovaldi made just $2 million during the 2018 season.

Eovaldi with Red Sox

After coming to Boston in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, Eovaldi pitched in 12 regular season games and posted an ERA of 3.33.

However, Eovaldi’s stock really rose during the Red Sox run to the World Series.

In 22 1/3 playoff innings pitched, Eovaldi gave up just four earned runs as both a starter and a reliever.

In game three of the World Series, Eovaldi pitched seven innings and threw 100 pitches in relief in a game that went 18 innings before giving up a walk-off home run to LA’s Max Muncy.

"One of the best performances in the history of the World Series. What Nate did, that was amazing," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora after the game. 

It is the longest game in postseason history.

Eovaldi's Career 

Over the course of his career, Eovaldi has a record of 44-53 and a 4.16 in stops with the LA Dodgers, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and the Red Sox. 

He has had two Tommy John surgeries in his career, the most recent one coming in 2016.

After being released by the Yankees in 2017, he signed a deal with the Rays for 2018.

Eovaldi returned from surgery on May 30 and made ten starts for Tampa, going 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA.

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