Update: On Dec. 6, Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox reached an agreement on a new deal.

The Red Sox are moving steadily closer to a reunion with Nathan Eovaldi, a major league source said on Wednesday night.

The free agent righthander is focused on returning to the Sox and the sides are working on a multiyear deal. The goal appears to be having something in place before the end of the week.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said on Monday that Eovaldi was a player the Sox would “love to keep” in their rotation.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported on the possibility of a four-year deal worth approximately $68 million.


The 28-year-old Eovaldi was 3-3 with a 3.33 earned run average in 12 games after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25. He then appeared in six postseason games and allowed only four earned runs over 22⅓ innings.

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