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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Sports -

Nathan Eo­valdi is stay­ing with the Bos­ton Red Sox, agree­ing to a $68 mil­lion, four-year con­tract.

A 28-year-old right-han­der who has un­der­gone a pair of Tommy John surg­eries, Eo­valdi was ac­quired by Bos­ton from Tampa Bay on July 25. He made four starts against the Yan­kees, go­ing 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA, and beat New York in Game 3 of the AL Divi­sion Se­ries, when he gave up one run in seven in­nings.

In six post­sea­son ap­pear­ances, in­clud­ing two starts, Eo­valdi went 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA, a .185 op­po­nent’s bat­ting av­er­age, 16 strike­outs, and three walks. He be­came a free agent af­ter the World Se­ries.

Braves hire Kranitz: The At­lanta Braves have hired pitch­ing coach Rick Kranitz, who served in the same role for NL East ri­val Philadel­phia last sea­son.

Kranitz, 60, re­places Chuck Her­nan­dez, who was not re­tained fol­low­ing At­lanta’s play­off loss to the Los An­ge­les Dodgers.

Kranitz was Mil­wau­kee’s pitch­ing coach from 2011-’15.

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