It’s official. Nathan Eovaldi will be returning to the Red Sox. According to the Athletic and Mark Feinsand the deal is four years and 67.5 million.
After being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25, Eovaldi went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 11 starts and one long-relief appearance. In September Eovaldi came into his own with a 1.35 ERA in five appearances that foreshadowed what was to come in the postseason.
Eovaldi truly became a Boston hero with a six-inning stint in the 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series in Los Angeles. Coming on in the 12th inning, Eovaldi threw 97 pitches in relief. Though he got the loss, it will forever be remembered as one of the best moments of the postseason.
Eovaldi has a 44-53 record and 4.18 ERA in stints with the Dodgers and Miami Marlins as well as the Yankees, Rays and Red Sox.