The Rays have agreed to a one-year deal with Nathan Eovaldi:
Nathan Eovaldi’s deal with the Rays: a $2m salary for 2017 with a club option for 2018 and incentives. Recovering from Tommy John surgery.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 12, 2017
At 27, some would consider Eovaldi to already qualify as a journeyman. His previous stops with the Dodgers, Marlins and Yankees have told the same story of a great arm talent that hasn’t quite put it all together.
He’s coming off arguably the worst season of his career, compiling a 4.76 ERA and an even higher 4.97 FIP. The Yankees released him in November, three months after he underwent his second Tommy John surgery. Because of his injury, Eovaldi is not expected to pitch in 2017.