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Nathan Eovaldi | Starting Pitcher | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 11 (0) / LA
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Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) has begun playing catch.
Eovaldi had arthroscopic surgery in late March to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. He was full-go in spring training after making it back from Tommy John surgery but it's unclear how many rehab starts Eovaldi might need. Apr 13 - 4:46 PM

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Nathan Eovaldi will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times was first to report that Eovaldi may be facing another elbow procedure, and now it has been confirmed by the Rays. The 28-year-old right-hander posted a sharp 3.24 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League and had been projected to open as the No. 3 starter for Tampa Bay. He's already had two Tommy John elbow surgeries in his career and will likely miss at least the first half of the 2018 campaign.
Mar 28 - 2:11 PM

Nathan Eovaldi has loose bodies in his right elbow and could be facing arthroscopic surgery.

Awful for news for the 28-year-old right-hander, who had looked sharp this spring in his return from a second career Tommy John surgery. Eovaldi could miss a large chunk of the 2018 season if he goes under the knife again. He was scheduled to debut against the Red Sox on Sunday. Jake Faria figures to move up in Tampa Bay's planned four-man rotation and the Rays will have to call up a replacement from the minors to fill out the group.
Mar 28 - 1:16 PM

Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs over six innings Monday in his start versus the Tigers.

Eovaldi allowed seven hits, but only the homers from JaCoby Jones and James McCann hurt. Eovaldi ends the spring with a 3.24 ERA and a 14/1 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings. We're not expecting him to be much more than a fringe AL-only pitcher, but as one of the game's hardest throwers, he could surprise.
Mar 26 - 4:16 PM

Nathan Eovaldi yielded three runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Twins.

Eovaldi gave up six hits, walked none and struck out three. After the game, manager Kevin Cash stated that Eovaldi would start the fourth game of the season. He was penciled into the rotation right from the beginning of the spring, even though he was last seen sporting a 4.76 ERA for the Yankees before bellowing out his elbow.
Mar 15 - 4:40 PM

Nathan Eovaldi let in one run in three innings of work in a start against the Phillies on Saturday.

The only run he allowed was an inherited runner he left on base before departing. He struck out three batters without issuing a walk in the contest. Eovaldi is showing big velocity this spring now that he is fully recovered from 2016 Tommy John surgery. He is locked into the Rays' starting rotation.
Mar 10 - 5:47 PM

Nathan Eovaldi worked two scoreless innings in a strong Grapefruit League start Sunday versus the Yankees.

Eovaldi struck out two of the eight batters he faced and showed tremendous velocity while doing so. The 28-year-old right-hander may carry some sneaky fantasy upside in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, though he's a little too risky as a draft-day gamble in a standard mixed format. AL-only leaguers can take the chance.
Mar 4 - 2:59 PM

Nathan Eovaldi retired all four batters he faced Tuesday against the Orioles.

A year and a half removed from Tommy John surgery, Eovaldi has his velocity almost all of the way back. He'll be in the Tampa Bay rotation if he can avoid any setbacks this spring. That doesn't mean he'll be any good, though; while he's one of the game's hardest throwers, he's disappointed more often than not.
Feb 27 - 4:19 PM

Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) is expected to be a full participant when spring training begins in two weeks.

Eovaldi underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2016 and missed the entire 2017 season. "The off-season's been great, no issues, no little injuries, so I'm ready for spring." He went 9-8 with a 4.76 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 124 2/3 innings for the Yankees in 2016 before getting hurt. Eovaldi, who turns 28 years old next week, has a 4.21 ERA in 739 career innings. He will likely begin the season in the Rays' starting rotation if he proves himself healthy this spring.
Feb 2 - 6:50 PM

Rays exercised RHP Nathan Eovaldi's option for 2018 and activated him from the 60-day disabled list.

The Rays are pleased with how Eovaldi progressed in his rehab from Tommy John surgery -- he was able to pitch in a minor league game in September -- so he's coming back for $2 million and will compete for a rotation spot in spring training. The hard-throwing righty was last seen going 9-8 with a 4.76 ERA for the Yankees in 2016.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) struck out a pair in a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Double-A Montgomery on Saturday.

Eovaldi started Game 4 of the Southern League Championship for Montgomery (they won 2-0 and forced a Game 5) in what was his first appearance since last August's Tommy John surgery. The righty threw nine of 10 pitches for strikes and touched 96 mph on the radar gun. There are no minor league games left for Eovaldi to appear in, but he looked sharp enough Saturday that the Rays could give him a few appearances in the final weeks of the season. They hold a $2 million club option on Eovaldi for 2018.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 08:48:00 AM

Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) threw live batting practice on Wednesday morning.

Eovaldi has advanced to facing hitters at the 12-month marker in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The 27-year-old right-hander won't be rushed back this season, but he should be 100 percent healthy leading into spring training next February. Tampa Bay holds a smart $2 million club option on Eovaldi for 2018.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Nathan Eovaldi threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Eovaldi had the reconstructive elbow procedure last August and is not expected to return to the major leagues this season, but he should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 08:20:00 PM

Rays placed RHP Nathan Eovaldi on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for waiver claim Jumbo Diaz. Eovaldi will miss the 2017 season following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries last August.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 03:10:00 PM

Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) played catch Saturday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery.

Eovaldi will continue to play catch every other day for a while. The right-hander will miss the 2017 season while rehabbing but is hoping to contribute for the Rays in 2018. Tampa signed Eovaldi to a one-year contract with a club option last week.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 01:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Denard Span
2Johnny Field
3Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Blake Snell
3Jake Faria
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Jose De Leon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Chaz Roe
3Sergio Romo
4Andrew Kittredge
5Jose Alvarado
6Matt Andriese
7Austin Pruitt
8Ryan Yarbrough
9Yonny Chirinos
10Hunter Wood