Deal for World Se­ries hero

The Nation - - SPORT -

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,

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