According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Red Sox are in agreement on a contract with Nathan Eovaldi.
Fancred’s Jon Heyman heard Wednesday that the contract would be for four years and worth around $17 million per year, though there’s nothing official yet. The Red Sox acquired Eovaldi from the Rays this past July and watched him post a 3.33 ERA and 48/12 K/BB ratio over 54 regular-season innings along with a dominant 1.61 ERA over 22 1/3 innings in the playoffs. The 28-year-old right-hander also drew interest this winter from the Yankees, Astros, Phillies, and Padres, among others.
A good move by the Red Sox preventing Eovaldi from landing with another contender. Eovaldi showed flashes of his potential throughout the playoffs and if he can harness his stuff and stay healthy he can emerge as a late blooming front line starter going forward.
Free-agent RHP Nathan Eovaldi in agreement with #RedSox, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2018