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Nate Eovaldi reportedly signs with Texas Rangers

Nate Eovaldi joined the Red Sox in 2018.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The Texas Rangers are adding another proven veteran to their revamped starting rotation.

Texas native Nate Eovaldi agreed to a two-year contract that includes a vesting option for an additional season, according to a person familiar with the deal that comes 3½ weeks after the Rangers added two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom in free agency.

The person spoke to the Associated Press Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because Eovaldi’s deal was not finalized and the club had not announced the move.

Eovaldi has pitched for five teams over 11 big league seasons, the past 4½ seasons with the Red Sox. He went 6-3 with a 3.87 ERA while limited to 20 starts in 2022 because of two stints on the injured list (lower back inflammation and shoulder). He was 11-9 with a 3.75 ERA in 32 starts in 2021, when he was an All-Star for the first time and finished fourth in the AL Cy Young Award voting.


The Houston native is 67-68 with a 4.16 ERA in 240 career games (221 starts) with the Red Sox, Miami, Dodgers, Yankees, and Tampa Bay. He will turn 33 in February, just before the start of spring training.