|(Aug. 9, 2016 – Source: Jim Rogash/Getty Images North America)|
I’m not sure how I feel about this, but I gotta report it. I mean damn… first my buddy Ty Hensley gets signed by the Tampa Bay Rays, now Nathan Eovaldi!
That’s right Eovaldi just signed with the Rays! It’s official now… 2 year deal! Randy Miller of NJ.com writes this:
|(July 23, 2016 – Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)|
“If Nathan Eovaldi returns to his 2015 form after recovering from last August’s Tommy John surgery, the Yankees may come to regret giving up on the right-handed starter…
Eovaldi agreed Sunday to a one-year, $2-million contract with a club option for 2018 with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Eovaldi is expected to be spend the entire 2017 season on the disabled list rehabbing and be ready to pitch again the following campaign.”
|Photo of Jon Lieber / Getty Images|
Teams do this with injured guys sometimes just to see if they have anything left in the tank, and especially if it’s a cheaper type deal. You guys remember the Yankees did it with Jon Lieber a while back and he was effective for a bit for New York. Teams take chances and to be honest, I’d do the same thing with Eovaldi… he was good for the Yanks!
At any rate, I just wanted to keep you in the loop on this one.