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December 16, 2018

Red Sox bringing back Nathan Eovaldi as Boston reaches free-agent deal with postseason hero: report

December 6, 2018

Nathan Eovaldi is not coming back to the Yankees.

You can cross another starting pitcher off GM Brian Cashman’s offseason wish list as the Red Sox have reached an agreement to bring the righty back to Boston, according to a report from The Athletic.




The deal is pending Eovaldi passing a physical, per the report. MLB.com reported the deal at four years, $67.5 million.

Eovaldi, who spent two seasons in the Bronx, joined Boston after a July deal with the Rays and then helped pitch the Red Sox to a World Series title.

Nathan Eovaldi has a dominant run in the postseason for the Red Sox earning him a new deal in Boston. (Jae C. Hong / AP)

Despite an injury history that includes two Tommy John surgeries and a torn flexor tendon, Eovaldi became a hot free-agent commodity thanks to his three strong postseason starts for the Red Sox. He allowed one run on five hits over seven innings during Boston’s epic destruction of the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS, 16-1.

Eovaldi also turned in an heroic effort in Game 3 of the World Series when he threw 97 pitches over six relief innings as the Red Sox and Dodgers battled in the longest game in Fall Classic history. Eovaldi eventually gave up the game-winning homer in the 18th, but his effort was the talk of baseball.

The 28-year-old, who has a career 44-53 record with a 4.16 ERA, went 23-11 over two seasons with the Yankees. He was released by the Yankees after the 2016 season after needing his second Tommy John surgery in August of that year.

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