Trading for Nathan Eovaldi doesn’t quite give off the “trade deadline splash” that we are accustomed to seeing this time of year, but that’s exactly what the Red Sox did on Wednesday, dealing for the now former-Rays right-hander in a one-for-one player swap. In exchange for the starter, the Rays acquired minor league lefty Jalen Beeks.
In a market that is starved of starting pitching, Eovaldi actually was one of the top available arms along with J.A. Happ and Cole Hamels, who each come with their own set of concerns themselves. This was even despite the fact that Eovaldi has only made ten starts this season since returning from Tommy John surgery on May 24th.
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