Yankees Considering Reunion With Veteran Starting Pitcher

David Kaestle
The Yankees have a backup plan if they don't sign Carlos Rodon.
The Yankees have a backup plan if they don't sign Carlos Rodon. / Associated Press

The New York Yankees accomplished their biggest goal of the offseason already by re-signing superstar Aaron Judge to a nine-year contract. Now, their next biggest reported target is starting pitcher Carlos Rodon.

Rodon is considered far and away the best remaining starting pitcher on the market, and while the Yankees are hopeful, they do have backup plans in place. One of those backup plans is bringing back a familiar face in Nathan Eovaldi.

Nathan Eovaldi Yankees Rumors

Eovaldi spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with New York, going 23-11 with a 4.45 ERA over 279 innings. The hard-throwing right-hander stayed in the AL East after moving on from the Yankees, jumping to the Tampa Bay Rays before settling with the Boston Red Sox.

Eovaldi was one of Boston's best pitchers from 2018-2022, helping the team win a championship in 2018 and making three straight Opening Day starts for the Sox from 2020-2022. The 12-year veteran still remains a solid (if injury-prone) starter at age 32. He's no Rodon, but he wouldn't be a terrible consolation prize.

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