Friday, November 30, 2018

Red Sox And Astros Appear To Be The Top Two Suitors For Nathan Eovaldi

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Multiple reports indicate that—while several teams are in on Nathan Eovaldi—the Red Sox and Astros are positioned as the teams most likely to land the big Texas righty. The 2018 American League Championship Series foes could both benefit from Eovaldi's presence—either in the rotation or out of the bullpen. For the Red Sox, there is a possibility that Eovaldi could be a replacement for Craig Kimbrel—if, as expected—he goes elsewhere in search of a six-year deal. However, Eovaldi has expressed a preference to be a starter—and he would certainly fit in nicely somewhere among Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez. Eovaldi has also said he would prefer to stay in Boston. His epic six-inning relief appearance in Game Three of the World Series has—despite the Red Sox losing that game—made him a near-legend among both teammates and fans. Stay tuned!