The Red Sox turned to their rotation on Saturday and added an experienced right-handed Andrew Cashner whom they acquired from rival Orioles of AL East. In Boston, there was a need for another starter who was a real addition to Chris Sale David Price Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello Missing for most of the season. The role was to go to Nathan Eovaldi one of the many heroes of Boston's World Series winning campaign in 2018, but the right-hander has rarely been unlucky enough to contract over the winter since signing a four-year contract for $ 68 million.
Eovaldi was operated on his pitching elbow three weeks into the season in late April, and his recovery took much longer than expected. Now that there are only two and a half months left in the campaign, the Red Sox does not believe that Eovaldi has enough time to retire as a starter. Therefore, Eovaldi will return closer ̵
Eovaldi stuttered out of the gates before his surgery this year, landing at 6.86 K / 9 against 4.71 BB / 9 in four starts and 21 innings on a bloated 6.00 ERA / 7.10 FIP. But Eovaldi has claimed a much larger sample a year ago and is bringing a 97-mph ball to the table that could be played this summer on short trips. In this case, Eovaldi would add a much-needed end-of-game solution to a vicious bullpen that has yielded so many blown-up parades as parades (18). Boston's Auxiliary Corps was broadly not a statistical disaster, though its K / BB ratio was in 12th place, its FIP in 13th, and its ERA 16th overall hardly suggestive of a dominating unit.
The Red Sox, including its bullpen On Saturday, the Dodgers beat their opponents of the 2018 World Series 1: 2. While the Sox are a respectable 50-42, they are currently one and a half games from a placeholder and nine back in the AL East after having made 108 wins in one season. However, with Cashner and Eovaldi bumping into Boston for the better part of the second half, Dombrowski suggested that he could pass on more pickups on Saturday before the close on 31st July.
"We could (stand pat)", Dombrowski said, who later (via Cotillo) remarked, "We like how our club looks, but we liked how our club for a long time looks. "
Regarding the ballpoint pens of his team, Dombrowski pointed to the upcoming return of Eovaldi and the recent activation of Steven Wright from an 80-game PED suspension as grounds for satisfaction. That was, of course, before the Dodgers split Wright for three earned runs with three hits in a third of an inningsday. The Knuckleballer has made at least one earned run since being promoted in three out of six outings, scoring six goals in 11 matches (including three homers) in 6 1/3 frames in the season.
Despite Wright's struggles, if we must believe Dombrowski, the right may be someone on whom Boston relies rather than outside help. Even if Dombrowski wants to expand his pitching team or anywhere else, the question is how much more money can he spend. According to Jason Martinez of Roster Resource, the Red Sox employ an estimated $ 245 million in luxury tax after trading with Cashner. Exceeding the highest $ 246 million threshold would penalize the Red Sox hardest – a 75 percent tax on every dollar spent over the limit, and a 10 percent drop on their top pick for 2020.  Also of great relevance: owner John Henry said two weeks ago that the franchise this summer " will not aspire to add a lot of wages and salary" . Two weeks before the deadline, we will soon find out if Henry adheres to this statement.