Nathan Eovaldi agrees to deal to remain with Red Sox

Alex Rodriguez and Nathan Eovaldi

The Red Sox are hoping that Eovaldi can maintain the level of performance he showed after coming over from Tampa Bay ahead of last year's trade deadline.

Eovaldi's most recent contracts were one-year deals worth $2 million per year.

According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand via Twitter Thursday, the team has reached a four-year, $67.5 M contract agreement with Eovaldi to keep him as a member of the World Series champions.

Fancred's Jon Heyman reported Wednesday evening that negotiations between the Red Sox and Eovaldi were "getting serious".

Nathan Eovaldi's first three months with the Red Sox went pretty well, so the pitcher has made a decision to stick around.

One day after the Red Sox championship parade, team president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski sat in the press conference room at Fenway Park and declared his intentions. Following the trade, he went 2-0 against the Yankees with a 0.39 ERA in four starts against NY including his win in Game 3 of the ALDS. Nathan Eovaldi was the losing pitcher after serving up a walk-off home run to Max Muncy. His lone loss may have been his best outing, as he pitched six innings of relief in Boston's 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series in Los Angeles.

Eovaldi is part of a projected starting rotation that includes Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez. He missed the final seven weeks of the 2016 season, the entire 2017 season, and the first two months of the 2018 season.

"Nobody's going to remember who won that game". If he can give them that kind of regular season production combined with a good playoff performance, he'll easily justify the $17 million plus he'll make next year.

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