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Yankees' Options Dwindle Further As Red Sox Reportedly Agree To Terms With Eovaldi

December 06, 2018 - 1:14 pm
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NEW YORK (WFAN) -- Scratch another name off the list of starting pitchers the Yankees are eyeing this offseason.

Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi has agreed to re-sign with the Red Sox, according to multiple reports Thursday. The news comes two days after Patrick Corbin, reportedly the Yankees' top free-agent target, signed a six-year, $140 million deal with the Washington Nationals.

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Eovaldi, 28, who pitched for the Yankees from 2015-16, returned from Tommy John surgery last year, going 6-7 with a 3.81 ERA. He was traded from the Rays to the Red Sox at the deadline and then was a key contributor to Boston's world championship run. In six postseason appearances (two starts), Eovaldi was 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA.

According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, Eovaldi's contract is for four years, $67.5 million.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has made it clear this offseason that he hopes to add two front-line starters. He landed one last month when he traded with the Seattle Mariners to acquire left-hander James Paxton. Now with Corbin and Eovaldi off the market, don't be surprised if the Yanks zero in on J.A. Happ, whom they traded for last season with Toronto. The 36-year-old lefty went 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA, but was 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA after joining the Bombers.

Other top free agent pitchers include Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton. The Yankees could also explore another trade -- superstars Corey Kluber and Madison Bumgarner have been the subject of trade rumors this offseason.