Nathan Eovaldi agrees to deal to remain with Red Sox

Alex Rodriguez and Nathan Eovaldi

Talks between the Red Sox and free-agent righty Nathan Eovaldi are "intensifying", Robert Murray of The Athletic reports (via Twitter).

The right-handed pitcher signed a four-year deal with a reported $67.5 million on Thursday, ensuring the playoff hero stays in Boston through 2022.

In 21 regular season starts between the Rays and Red Sox, he went 6-7 with an ERA of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.12. While he did have a stretch in which he was inconsistent, it was his performance in the big games, particularly against the Yankees, that makes this re-signing a big one for Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowksi. "His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever". 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. He made four starts against the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA, and beat the NY in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, when he gave up one run in seven innings.

As for the specific Yankees free agency plans, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman has the scoop on who the team is going after next.

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Reason behind Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng's arrest in Vancouver revealed
Supreme Court bail hearing along with a translator, in a drawing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 7, 2018. He said that the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei had substantial financial resources and was a flight risk.

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The 21-year-old left the Turfmoor pitch on a stretcher just 23 minutes into the game, which Liverpool went on to win 3-1. They also have Lovren and Matip on the books too.

Eovaldi is part of a projected starting rotation that includes Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez.

It comes as no surprise that Eovaldi is using his strong 2018 campaign to attempt to command a four-year deal. He missed the 2017 season while recuperating from Tommy John surgery.

The Yankees spent a king's ransom last season to acquire NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. 2018 was his first year in the playoffs.

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