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Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi Appear To Be Closing In On Deal

Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi Appear To Be Closing In On Deal

The 36-year-old Happ has a career ERA of 3.90 with 1,357 strikeouts and a 109-82 record.

Eovaldi's return secures the top of the rotation for the Red Sox, who have Chris Sale under contract for one more year at $15 million, and David Price who declined an opt-out to remain with the team for the next four years for $127 million. He made four starts against the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA, and beat the NY in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, when he gave up one run in seven innings. He pitched six innings of relief before giving up the decisive solo home run to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy in the 18th inning. The guys discuss what Nathan Eovaldi means to the team.

At the premiere of the Red Sox's 2018 season highlight video, Eovaldi got the biggest cheers when his name was mentioned, with the crowd chanting "Bring him back!" They weren't going to head into the 2019 campaign with Drew Pomeranz as a projected member of their rotation. The Red Sox are hoping that Eovaldi can maintain the level of performance he showed after coming over from Tampa Bay ahead of last year's trade deadline.




Eovaldi had Tommy John surgery in 2007 when he was a junior in high school and his second in August 2016 while with the Yankees.

Boston earlier reached a $6.25 million, one-year contract with first baseman Steve Pearce, the World Series MVP.

A general view as the national anthem is performed before Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. He spent two seasons with the Yankees in 2015 and 2016.