A remarkable postseason run as Boston’s most dynamic and versatile weapon out of the bullpen has left Red Sox righty and pending free agent Nathan Eovaldi with no shortage of teams vying for his services.
According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Carfardo, among those with an interest in Eovaldi: The Angels, Blue Jays, Braves, Brewers, Giants, Padres, Phillies, Red Sox, and White Sox. Cafardo also noted that Eovaldi would love to stay in Boston, and that the Red Sox will “take their best shot” at re-signing the 28-year-old.
Eovaldi, whose velocity was downright overpowering at times after a return from his second Tommy John surgery, posted a 2-1 record with a 1.61 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts in 22.1 innings of work during the 2018 MLB playoffs.
Acquired from the Rays in exchange for Jalen Beeks prior to the trade deadline, Eovaldi went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 11 starts and 54 innings of work for the Red Sox during the regular season.
The Red Sox have already started working on keeping the band together for another run at the World Series in 2019, re-signing 2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce to a one-year, $6.25 million contract last week.