Red Sox make Nathan Eovaldi signing official

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2018

Nathan Eovaldi's first three months with the Red Sox went pretty well, so the pitcher has chose to stick around.

According to's Mark Feinsand via Twitter Thursday, the team has reached a four-year, $67.5 M contract agreement with Eovaldi to keep him as a member of the World Series champions.

With that, the Red Sox have a almost complete roster four days before the start of the Winter Meetings, when the offseason usually kicks into high gear.

Eovaldi's most recent contracts were one-year deals worth $2 million per year. 2018 was his first year in the playoffs. Eovaldi tallied a miniscule 1.61 ERA in 22.1 playoff innings while appearing both as a starter and in relief.

"Effort-wise, I mean I don't know, that was one of the best performances probably in the history of the World Series". He made 10 starts for the Rays before being acquired by the Red Sox in a trade last season, and he posted a 3.81 ERA in 111 total innings in 2018.

"We're very happy to have Nathan back with us", president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. Given Boston's uncertainty beyond the top three in the rotation - Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright and Brian Johnson are among the options for the final two spots - it seems logical to expect that Eovaldi's high-octane arm would serve to deepen the starting staff.

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