According to Robert Murray, Nathan Eovaldi and the Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a contract. Eovaldi gives the Rangers another seasoned starting pitcher; he formerly pitched for the Boston Red Sox. Texas set out to assemble a top-notch starting rotation in free agency, and they have succeeded in doing so. Eovaldi will join the pitching staff of Martin Perez, Andrew Heaney, and Jacob deGrom.
According to Jeff Passan, Nathan Eovaldi’s contract is for $34 million over two years. Performance bonuses may result in a bigger sum, says Passan. Since Eovaldi turned down the Red Sox’ qualifying offer, Texas also gives up their third-round draught pick.
Texas still has concerns about its offense and bullpen. However, this baseball team is working to become a winner. They could obviously use more relief help, but overall, their free-agent signings have been good.
The favorites to fight for the AL West championship are the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros. But as Texas moves in, Nathan Eovaldi will make things better. After being selected for the 2021 All-Star squad, the 32-year-old right-hander had a disappointing 2022 season. At the end of 20 games, he had a 3.87 ERA and struck out 103 batters. His underperformance was influenced by injuries as well.
If the Rangers can keep Nathan Eovaldi healthy, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him improve alongside Jacob deGrom. Throughout the 2023 MLB season, Texas will be among the most intriguing teams to watch. Nathan Eovaldi signs a two-year, $34 million contract with the Rangers to join Jacob deGrom.