Nathan Eovaldi & Red Sox Reportedly Close to 4-yr Deal

The Boston Red Sox and starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, who was an integral part of the Red Sox’s epic run to a 2018 World Series title is one of the most coveted arms on the open market, but it appears the Red Sox are doing their part to ensure he stays in Boston.

Talks between Eovaldi’s camp and the Boston Red Sox are reportedly “intensifying,” per Robert Murray of The Athletic to the point where Jon Heyman, of FanCred Sports, noted on Twitter that he’s heard Eovaldi could land a four-year deal worth upward of $68 million.

The Red Sox acquired Eovaldi in a mid-season trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Eovaldi, 28, impressed in the regular season and then really turned things up in the playoffs, compiling a 2-1 record with a 1.61 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 22 1/3 total innings. The Red Sox already have made one notable mark on free agency by re-signing 2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce and Eovaldi would be another huge off-season splash.