The 28-year-old hit the market as perhaps the most intriguing pitching option after what was a downright incredible postseason as a starter and reliever, with a 2-1 record, 1.61 ERA, and 0.81 WHIP in 22.1 innings of work en route to a World Series title for the Red Sox. 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.
"What Nate did [in Game 3], that was incredible", Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Eovaldi's Game 3 late-night loss.
"If you told me today we could bring the same club", he said.
According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $67.5 million. We didn't make one play and then they put a good swing on it.
While Eovaldi features undeniable talent, his Major League Baseball career has been filled with quite a bit of frustration, including two Tommy John surgeries. The Red Sox acquired him for left-handed prospect Jalen Beeks on July 25 and Eovaldi went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA in Boston.
It's believed that the Houston Astros and Yankees are among those also aggressively pursuing Eovaldi.