Nathan Eovaldi Thrilled To Return To Red Sox

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Nathan Eovaldi. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Nathan Eovaldi's responded well to a pair of Tommy John surgeries. He's a World Series hero, and just inked a new four-year, 68 million dollar deal to stay in Boston.

Eovaldi's excited, and so is his manager, Alex Cora.

"It's definitely amazing," he said. "Everything that I've worked for and had to come back from--it's nice to know that the hard work paid off, to be with the Red Sox, it couldn't be a better organization. The free agency, it's something I haven't ever experienced before, so I was trying to put my family first and see what other options were out there for me. The Red Sox, they came in hot with their offer, and we were extremely happy ... The relationship that I made with all those guys for just that short period of time, I'm definitely looking forward to coming back and playing with them."

"I knew he was good when he came in," Cora said. "He bought into the concept throughout the regular season. We made some adjustments as far as like, usage, and the way he was attacking hitters. Can't wait to see him again with us. He's gonna be a huge part of this rotation. He's a workaholic."

Eovaldi said it's his preference to remain a starter.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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