Boston Red Sox

Source: Eovaldi, Red Sox agree to 4-year deal


The Red Sox have agreed to a four-year, $67.5 million deal with the free-agent right-hander, who was so critical to Boston's 2018 title run, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Thursday.


The deal, first reported by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, is pending a physical.


The Red Sox have agreed to a four-year, $67.5 million deal with the free-agent right-hander, who was so critical to Boston's 2018 title run, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Thursday.


Eovaldi was drawing plenty of interest on the free-agent market from teams other than the Red Sox, including the rival Yankees, Phillies and Padres.


Considering his impressive return from Tommy John surgery this season, coupled with his high ceiling -- Eovaldi is just 28 years old and has electric stuff, starting with a fastball that routinely hits triple digits -- he was easily one of the top starters available, especially after Patrick Corbin agreed to a six-year deal with the Nationals on Tuesday.


After the Red Sox acquired him from the Rays on July 25, Eovaldi posted a 3.33 ERA in 12 games (11 starts), with 48 strikeouts in 54 innings.






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