Veteran right-hander and Texas native Nathan Eovaldi has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rangers that includes an extra season, according to a person familiar with the matter. vesting option.
The person, speaking on condition of anonymity, spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night because the deal has yet to be finalized and the club has yet to announce the move.
Born in Houston, Eovaldi played for five teams in 11 major league seasons. He spent the past 4 1/2 seasons with the Boston Red Sox. After an All-Star season in 2021, he’s 6-3 with a 3.87 ERA in 20 starts in 2022 when he went 11-9 with a 3.75 ERA in 32 starts. Leading in ERA.
The deal with Eovaldi comes after the Rangers signed two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom this month to a five-year, $185 million deal.
Texas also signed Andrew Heaney to a two-year free-agent deal worth $25 million, acquired Jake Odoriz in a trade with Atlanta and retained an All-Star with a $19.65 million qualifying offer Lefty Martin Perez. Last winter, the Rangers signed right-hander Jon Gray to a $56 million, four-year deal, while they also signed centerfielders Corey Seager and Marcus Seger to $500 million. mien.
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