Deal for World Series hero
The Boston Red Sox have agreed a four-year contract with free agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, who played a key role in this year’s World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Terms of the deal were not announced but mlb.com reported it was worth $68 million.
Eovaldi, 28, was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25, and went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 11 starts and one long-relief appearance.
He also produced an epic six-inning relief stint in Boston’s 18-inning loss in game three of the World Series in Los Angeles and even though he took the loss, the gritty performance drew plaudits from around the sport.
Boston’s move to retain Eovaldi follows their re-signing of World Series Most Valuable Player Steve Pearce,