Nathan Eovaldi and Yankees avoid arbitation


The Yankees and right handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi have avoided arbitration after agreeing on a one-year contract worth $5.6 million on Tuesday.

Eovaldi, 25, had a bizarre 14-3 record last season while the rest of his numbers suggested a pitcher who was very hittable in the first half of the season. After some adjustments Eovaldi lowered his average against from .308 before the All-Star break to just .242 after.

Known for his fastball, Eovaldi produced 121 strikeouts in 154 1/3 innings but allowed a total of 175 hits.

After already agreeing on deals with Didi Gregorius, Dustin Ackley and Michael Pineda the Yankees now must figure out contracts with Ivan Nova and Aroldis Chapman.

John Bman
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