Red Sox Re-Sign Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi
Friday, December 07, 2018
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|Nathan Eovaldi re-signs with Red Sox|
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.
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.
Casey At The Bat
Casey at the Bat was written on August 14, 1863 on Chatham Street in Worcester by Ernest Thayer under the penname “Phineas.” The 150th anniversary of the poem is being celebrated in 2013.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
In Greater Worcester, there was a deep history of participation in Industrial League Baseball. Locally, teams included Norton Co., Town Talk Baking Co. and Whitin Machine Works (shown here).
Honorary NL Membership
Worcester’s National League team was suspended in 1882 and replaced by the Philadelphia Quakers, who later became the Philadelphia Phillies. Worcester maintains an honorary lifetime NL membership.
NE Collegiate Baseball
A New England Collegiate Baseball League team played in Leominster from 1995 to 1999. Called the Central Mass. Collegians, they won the NECBL Championship in both 1995 and 1996, and During the 1995 season, they played a game against the Cuban National Youth Team in Worcester.
The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012. Former Tornadoes emcee Dave Peterson is general manager of Worcester’s new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.