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Nathan Eovaldi | Starting Pitcher | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 11 (0) / LA
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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. Mar 10 - 3:10 PM

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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.
Feb 19 - 1:04 PM

Rays signed RHP Nathan Eovaldi to a one-year, $2 million contract with a club option for 2018.

The deal was reported over the weekend and it's now official. Eovaldi will be in rehab mode for the entire 2017 season as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery, but the Rays are hoping that he'll be worth the wait.
Feb 14 - 10:07 AM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Rays have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with Nathan Eovaldi.

The deal also includes incentives and a club option for 2018. Eovaldi is expected to miss the entire 2017 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery. It makes sense as a nice low-risk signing for the Rays, though he won't have any impact this season.
Feb 12 - 5:18 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are close to signing Nathan Eovaldi to a one-year contract with a club option for 2018.

Eovaldi was non-tendered by the Yankees in December after having Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries in August. He will miss all of the 2017 campaign but should be ready for spring training going into 2018. It's a solid low-risk move by the Rays on what is sure to be an inexpensive contract. Eovaldi, 27, holds a career 4.21 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, but he's always been one of the hardest-throwing starters in baseball and could potentially help Tampa in 2018 in the rotation or bullpen.
Feb 12 - 2:24 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that the club has discussed a new deal with Nathan Eovaldi.

Eovaldi was released by the Yankees in November after undergoing Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries in August. The hard-throwing right-hander is expected to miss the entire 2017 season, but that hasn't stopped the Yankees from talking to his agent "several times." He's also weighing his options elsewhere. Eovaldi turns 27 in February and makes for an intriguing gamble for those willing to wait out his rehab process.
Jan 11 - 11:03 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Nathan Eovaldi is "among the pitchers being discussed" by the Rays.

Eovaldi was non-tendered by the Yankees last month, as he's likely to miss all of 2017 while working his way back from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. He makes for an interesting long-term gamble, though, whether it be as a starter or perhaps a reliever.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:52:00 AM

Yankees released RHP Nathan Eovaldi.

He had been designated for assignment in order to free up a 40-man roster spot. Eovaldi wasn't going to be tendered a contract this winter, anyway, since it's his final year of arbitration eligibility and he'll miss 2017 following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. Eovaldi will turn just 27 in February and should draw plenty of interest in teams that are willing to wait out his rehab.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:23:00 AM

Yankees designated RHP Nathan Eovaldi for assignment.

Eovaldi will miss 2017 following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries, so the Yanks obviously didn't want to go to arbitration with him. The hard-throwing right-hander will land on his feet somewhere but won't be ready to pitch until spring training in 2018.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Thursday that the club will non-tender Nathan Eovaldi.

The move was a given, as Eovaldi is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter and will miss all of 2017 following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery in August. The hard-throwing right-hander should be ready to go come spring training in 2018.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 11:19:00 AM

Yankees activated RHP Nathan Eovaldi from the 60-day disabled list.

Eovaldi is now back on the 40-man roster, although he's out until 2018 after having Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery in September. He's a likely non-tender candidate.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Yankees transferred RHP Nate Eovaldi from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Eovaldi underwent surgery last month to repair a torn flexor tendon and a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear in his right elbow. He is expected to miss the entire 2017 season. New York will likely non-tender the 26-year-old right-hander this winter, making him a free agent.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Nathan Eovaldi underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn flexor tendon and a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear.

He's almost surely going to be sidelined until 2018. Eovaldi is arbitration-eligible this winter but is likely to be non-tendered.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Nathan Eovaldi has been diagnosed with a torn flexor tendon and a partial UCL tear.

The flexor tendon actually tore completely off the bone. Eovaldi will undergo season-ending surgery within the next couple of days, and his rehab could very well extend through the entire 2017 campaign. The right-hander has already been placed on the disabled list.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Yankees placed RHP Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 11, with a right elbow tendon injury.

Eovaldi had to depart Wednesday's start after throwing only 12 pitches. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but it would certainly seem to have the potential to be a season-ending injury. Luis Severino has replaced Eovaldi on the roster and figures to take his rotation spot, as well.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 12:07:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Michael Martinez
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Ryne Stanek
12Jose Alvarado
13Ryan Garton