The 36-year-old Happ has a career ERA of 3.90 with 1,357 strikeouts and a 109-82 record. "His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever".
Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008, Eovaldi also pitched for the Miami Marlins before beginning his tour of the American League East with the New York Yankees, Rays and Red Sox. The hard-throwing righty kept the NY bats at bay, allowing just one run over seven innings in a series-changing 17-1 win in Game 3 of the ALDS.
While Nathan Eovladi does provide depth in the starting rotation, here are three other ways his re-signing impacts the 2019 Boston Red Sox. Manager Alex Cora credited Eovaldi's effort with being one of the catalysts that helped Boston win its fourth World Series title in 15 years.
After stellar performances in 2018, and a heroic playoff run, Eovaldi was set to receive a big contract from suitors as he was seen as a top-5 starter in a shallow pitching market. At 4 years $68 million, many media members are saying he got overpaid.
After falling short to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS, the New York Yankees seek to regroup in free agency from their failed World Series bid. He was let go by NY after the season and signed with Tampa Bay, a deal that guaranteed $2 million in 2017 and included a $2 million option for 2018. He spent two seasons with the Yankees in 2015 and 2016.