Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
Nick Selbe

Rangers to Sign Free Agent Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, per Report

The Rangers have already spent nearly $230 million on free-agent starting pitchers this offseason. On Tuesday, the team added to that running tab by reaching an agreement with former All-Star Nathan Eovaldi, according to FanSided’s Robert Murray.

Eovaldi’s deal with Texas is reportedly for two years and $34 million, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, with a vesting player option for a third year.

Earlier this winter, the Rangers agreed to a five-year, $185 million contract with Jacob deGrom, and also signed Andrew Heaney to a two-year, $25 million deal. Last year’s staff ace, Martín Pérez, accepted the team’s qualifying offer, guaranteeing him $19.65 million for 2023. And the Rangers also acquired veteran starter Jake Odorizzi in a trade with the Braves.

Eovaldi, who turns 33 in February, was hampered by injuries last season, making only 20 starts with a 3.87 ERA. He was an All-Star in 2021, posting an 11–9 record and a 3.75 ERA over 32 starts to go along with a career-low 2.79 FIP.

The Rangers have spent aggressively over the past two offseasons, and are looking to end a six-year playoff drought. Texas went 68–94 in 2022, posting the fourth-worst record in the American League.

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.