Eovaldi signs four-year, $68m deal with Red Sox

Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has signed a new deal with the MLB World Series champions.

Eovaldi's contract is worth $68million over four years, the Red Sox announced on Thursday.

The 28-year-old right-hander posted a 3.33 ERA in 12 regular-season appearances (11 starts) after arriving from the Tampa Bay Rays in July.

Eovaldi was even better in a hybrid role throughout the postseason, allowing just four earned runs in 22.3 innings across two starts and four relief appearances.

"We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. "He did a tremendous job for us last season, playing a significant role in helping us win the division and the World Series.

"His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever."

Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008, Eovaldi also pitched for the Miami Marlins before beginning his tour of the American League East with the New York Yankees, Rays and Red Sox. 

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