OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
3 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) will have his $2 million 2018 club option exercised, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eovaldi missed all of 2017 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the Rays felt he was worth bringing back in 2018 given the small amount of money he's owed. The 27-year-old -- who was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Thursday, per Topkin -- is expected to be fully healthy heading into spring training, where he'll compete for a rotation spot. When he last pitched in 2016, Eovaldi posted a 4.76 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 124.2 innings before undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
4 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) has completed his rehab and is projected to compete for a rotation spot in spring training, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the words of manager Kevin Cash, Eovaldi has "put a check next to every box" in his rehab process, which has essentially gone off without a hitch following his August 2016 Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old right-hander had ideally wanted to take the mound before the end of the regular season, but the Rays want him to head into the offseason without taxing his arm further and then compete for a rotation spot next spring.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
4 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) fired a scoreless inning for Triple-A Durham in Game 2 of the International League championship series Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As per Topkin, Eovaldi threw a total of 17 pitches over his one frame, allowing two hits in the process. A decision on whether Eovaldi will take a major-league mound this season is likely imminent, but even if that's postponed until 2018, the right-hander has undeniably made an impressive recovery from August 2016 Tommy John surgery.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
4 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) will make his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday in Game 2 of the International League championship series, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eovaldi fired a scoreless inning in which he recorded two strikeouts in his first rehab appearance last Saturday for High-A Charlotte. The 27-year-old right-hander started that contest, but Wednesday's appearance is scheduled to come in relief. The Rays will soon make a decision on whether or not Eovaldi will return to big-league game action this season, or whether they'll hold him out until spring training 2018.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
5 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) threw a simulated game Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eovaldi continues to work through his recovery from August 2016 Tommy John surgery at a fairly brisk clip. Wednesday's development continues to leave open the possibility that the 28-year-old could make a return before the end of the season.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
5 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) will progress from bullpen sessions to live batting practice next week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eovaldi has previously stated that he wasn't ruling out a return just before the end of the regular season, and the latest news confirms that he's another step closer to that possibility. The right-hander is now a year removed from Tommy John surgery and has seemingly made consistent progress throughout his recovery. The more likely scenario is that Eovaldi will enter spring training next year as a full participant and ready to compete for a roster spot.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
6 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) is slated for another bullpen session Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old has been making steady progress as of late, and he's not quite giving up on the prospect of taking a mound before the end of the 2017 campaign. Following his bullpen session Thursday, Eovaldi remarked that it's "not out of the question" for him to potentially return as a reliever in September. The right-hander amassed 23 victories -- including a career-high 14 in 2015 -- with the Yankees over the last two seasons before sustaining his injury last Aug. 10.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
6 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) threw off a full mound Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's mound session marks the first time that Eovaldi has tossed off a full mound since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2016. He's making steady progress and will look to enter the 2018 season at full health.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
7 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) threw from halfway up the mound for the first time in his rehab Friday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eovaldi will miss the entire 2017 campaign due to August 2016 Tommy John surgery, but he continues to make steady progress in his recovery. The 27-year-old will try to resuscitate his career during spring training next season assuming his rehab continues at the same pace.

OUTNathan Eovaldi
SP TB
11 months ago

Eovaldi (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move allowed the Rays to add Jumbo Diaz to the roster. The move makes logistical sense as Eovaldi (who signed with the Rays in February) is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and has been ruled out for the entire 2017 season.