Nathan Eovaldi. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox acquired Rays starter Nathan Eovaldi for minor leaguer Jalen Beeks yesterday. Eovaldi's 3-and-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 10 starts after missing last year recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said the righty's a good addition.
"He's a guy that fit for us," Dombrowski said. "We thought it was appropriate to move quickly rather than to wait for uncertainties, so we figured, let's go ahead and just try to get the deal done."
Where will Eovaldi help most?
"We've had some starting pitching injuries, he gives us depth in that regard," Dombrowski said. "He also can be a guy who can slip into the bullpen as time goes on, if that ends up happening later on in the year. He's been a very effective pitcher ... there's a lot of things we like, and we have watched him throw basically every outing for an extended time period. He had one bad outing against the Twins, but other than that, he's been throwing in an outstanding fashion."
Eovaldi allowed three total runs in four of his last five outings. Ironically, he'll make his Sox debut against the Twins Sunday after they torched him for eight runs two weeks ago. The flame-thrower's also played for the Yankees, Marlins, and Dodgers.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports