Eovaldi signs four-year, $68m deal with Red Sox

Eovaldi signs four-year, $68m deal with Red Sox

Eovaldi signs four-year, $68m deal with Red Sox

Nathan Eovaldi's marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history.

The deal is said to be worth $67.5 million over four years.

The team is reportedly cornering the market for free-agent right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. "His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever".

The 36-year-old Happ has a career ERA of 3.90 with 1,357 strikeouts and a 109-82 record. During the Game 3 18-inning classic at Dodger Stadium, he came out of the bullpen for a solid six innings but gave up the walk-off homer to Max Muncy that ended the contest.

Price posted a picture of he and Eovaldi together at the duck boat parade celebrating Boston's World Series championship.

He's also pretty comfortable in Yankee Stadium where he frequently pitched as a member of the Bronx Bombers in 2015 and 2016. Eovaldi helped propel the Red Sox past their AL East rivals, New York Yankees including an 8-inning shut out gem, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 4.

Boston manager Alex Cora said earlier this week Eovaldi was a "game-changer". World Series MVP Steve Pearce has already re-signed; Game 5 victor David Price opted in to the last four years of the contract he signed before the 2016 season; the team exercised its option on ace Chris Sale. He missed the 2017 season while recovering from surgery and returned in 2018 with the Tampa Bay Rays, and also with a fastball that neared 100 miles per hour.

The largest contract given to a pitcher with two Tommy John surgeries is believed to be the three-year, $38-million deal given last winter by the Chicago Cubs to Tyler Chatwood, three years removed from his second.

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