When the Boston Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi in 2018 in a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, they had no idea they had just struck gold with the pitcher. To the delight of the fans and his teammates, he cut an impressive figure with his new team. Although Nathan has always been a good pitcher in the past, his form collapsed after surgery and subsequent rehabilitation during his recovery.
Nonetheless, he has since made a full recovery and started doing amazing things on the soccer field. In the following sections, you will learn more about him, his career, his family, and his body statistics.
Nathan Eovaldi’s Biography
The baseball player was born on February 13, 1990, in Alvin, Texas, where he also spent much of his childhood. Nathan Eovaldi attended Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas, and as you can easily see, he actively played baseball for his school team. Over time, he graduated and went to Texas A&M University on a baseball scholarship, which was considered recognition of his impressive pitching skills in high school.
However, he turned down the scholarship when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. After signing with the team, he received a signing bonus of $250,000 and began to work his way up through the lower leagues to the main team.
The pitcher played rookie level in the Gulf Coast League in 2008 for the Gulf Coast Dodgers, Great Lakes Loons, who will play in the Class A Midwest League in 2009, while in 2010 and 2011 he played for the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino in the Class A-Advanced California League and for the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Class AA Southern League, respectively.
After his impressive form in the lower leagues, Nathan earned a place on the main team to play in the MLB. In his debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he showed an impressive performance that he maintained throughout the season. He played his career with the Diamondbacks before moving to the Miami Marlins in 2012.
Nathan Eovaldi joined his new team in July 2012, and true to his nature, he made a big impact by winning his first game against the San Diego Padres. The pitcher, who hits and throws with his right hand, recorded 33 games that started in his last season (2014) with the Marlins, a career highlight. After that, the New York Yankees called on his services when the Miami Marlins traded him for David Phelps and Martin Prado.
He made his debut in the Yankee colors in April 2015 in a game that ended in defeat to his later team, the Boston Red Sox. Nonetheless, he improved his games and delivered impressive results for his team, even though he sustained some injuries along the line. Eovaldi suffered from elbow inflammation in September 2015 and missed most of the 2016 season’s games due to a rupture of the flexor tendon and a partial rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament in the right elbow. To that end, the pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery to correct the injury, but in November of the same year, he was transferred to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Alvin-born pitcher, who joined the Rays on a one-year contract with an option to extend, missed the entire 2017 season due to his recovery from surgery, but still had his 2018 option exercised. However, due to the wobble on his elbow, which he was diagnosed with in March 2018, the Rays felt it was best to give him up to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Jalen Beeks. So far, Nathan’s time with the Red Sox has changed his career forever.
Nathan’s career has paid off, and after his last contract was signed, he has been pocketing about $2 million annually as an average salary with an adjusted salary of $731,204. Although we do not know his current net worth, we can conclude that it will be millions of dollars.
Throughout his career in the MLB, Eovaldi, who has played for a number of teams, has a career statistic of 636 strikeouts with an average of 4.17 earned runs. His win-loss record is estimated at 44-53. Since he has revived his career, we expect Nathan Eovaldi’s statistics to improve significantly.
Family – Girlfriend, Wife
For female fans of the pitcher who might have a crush on him in the hope that he is single, Nathan is excluded from the singles market because he is happily married to Rebekah Eovaldi, with whom he shares a child. The couple has made a life-long commitment and were declared man and wife sometime in 2011. In June 2014 she gave birth to her son.
Since Mrs. Eovaldi is inconspicuous, nothing is known about the pitcher’s family except the name of his wife and that they have a son. Nevertheless, we believe that their family will be a happy family where there are no major public quarrels between them.
Nathan Edward Eovaldi stands at a height of 1.88 meters, which is 6 feet 1 inch high. At this height, he weighs about 95 kg, which is about 209 pounds. As an athlete, he undoubtedly follows an exercise program to keep fit on and off the baseball field.