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30 Nathan Eovaldi SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 2/13/1990 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $502,000 | Owned/Started%: 42/18 | Average Draft Position: 210.24
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Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi tosses scoreless outing Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi allowed just three hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 7-0 win over the Astros Sunday.

Eovaldi gave up a run in his spring debut but has strung together three straight scoreless outings to head into the spring's final week with a 0.66 ERA in 13 2/3 innings. He's also racked up 14 strikeouts without walking a batter.

"All of my pitches are working really well right now. I’ve just got to work on rushing to the plate," Eovaldi said to ESPNNewYork.com.

"I worked a lot of 3-2 counts. It was just tough for me to put them away," he said. "I felt like they were fouling off every pitch. I felt like I’d get ahead 1-2, 0-2 and then they’d work the count 3-2. It’s important to me to be able to put them away with one or two pitches."


Yankees tab Masahiro Tanaka for Opening Day start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Friday starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will start Opening Day (April 6) against the Blue Jays. It will be his first Opening Day start.

Girardi added Tanaka will be followed in the rotation by Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi. Sabathia has started the last six openers for New York.

“We feel that’s the way it works the best. We feel that gives everybody a chance to be pretty ready,” Girardi said, per the New York Post. “Tanaka will be on a little bit of a pitch count the first time. We just like the way it works for our guys.”

The Yankees have not yet officially announced a fifth starter, but general manager Brian Cashman indicated earlier this week Adam Warren is the favorite to land the final spot in the rotation.

Tanaka and Sabathia were considered the top two candidates to start Opening Day. However, Girardi held off in making the decision as he wanted to see how both pitchers responded this spring coming off injury-plagued campaigns in 2014. While Sabathia is coming off knee surgery, Tanaka did not undergo surgery last season for a partially torn UCL. Although, he did miss a few months due to the elbow injury.

Tanaka is 1-1 with a 1.74 ERA in three spring starts. He also has 12 strikeouts to just one walk in 10 1/3 innings.


Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi goes 4 2/3 innings vs. minor leaguers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi continued a strong spring with a 75-pitch outing against Blue Jays minor leaguers on Tuesday. He struck out five and allowed only one run over 4 2/3 innings of work. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild was present for Eovaldi's outing, per NJ.com.

"He's a guy that has a chance to get better and better as long as he's heading in the right direction," Rothschild said. "And that's what he's doing."


Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi continues to impress throughout spring


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi threw four innings Sunday, recording three strikeouts and surrendering just two hits. Manager Joe Girardi couldn't ask for anything else from the right-hander, reports MLB.com.

"You can't expect much more," Girardi said. "We're really excited to have him in camp with us as one of our starters. We think he can do a really good job for us."

Eovaldi, who threw 30 strikes in 45 pitches, continues to strive for more.
"I take pride in trying to get better. You don't want to stay the same," Eovaldi said. "Being able to elevate the ball is one thing I struggled with last year. I'd throw it way too high. I'm able to get the ball up in the zone and then also keep it down, and then the offspeed pitches are there, too."

Yankees' Pineda, Eovaldi combine for five scoreless innings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Yankees starting pitchers Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi combined for five scoreless innings during Monday's spring game against the Rays.

Pineda, who was making his spring debut, opened the game with two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and racked up two strikeouts.

"I like the command and my offspeed pitches," said Pineda, who threw 17 of 25 pitches for strikes, per MLB.com. "My changeup and my slider are very good today. I'm excited because the command is there and everything is good."

Eovaldi, who was making his second spring outing, pitched three innings in relief. He allowed three hits, but he also recorded five strikeouts. Eovaldi lowered his ERA from 4.50 to 1.80.

"I felt like I did pretty good," Eovaldi said. "I ran into some trouble in the second inning, but I was able to get out of a jam. I felt good for the most part. It felt like I was rushing a little bit on some of my offspeed pitches, but other than that, I felt pretty good."


Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi happy with debut for New York


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi made his debut in pinstripes Wednesday, throwing two innings and allowing two hits and one earned run.

"It's definitely special," Eovaldi said. "It's the same game. You're just in a different uniform. That's the mentality I was trying to take out there to compete."

Eovaldi is building his relationship with Brian McCann as he looks to be a workhouse in the rotation.

"Everything has been good," Eovaldi said. "I got to throw one bullpen [session] with him previously. He's awesome back there. Today, I told him I just wanted to work on moving the ball in and out and work on the split. He said, 'Let's go.'"


Yankees to start Warren, Eovaldi, Rogers during first three games


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) The Yankees will open the first three games of spring training with pitchers Adam Warren, Nathan Eovaldi and Esmil Rogers as their starting pitchers, reports Newsday. All three are expected to compete for a fifth or sixth starting rotation spot.

Rothschild: Yankees pondering using a sixth starter in April and May


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Wednesday the team is considering using a sixth starter at times in April and May to help reduce a potential early strain on their rotation, per MLB.com. The Yankees have a stretch of 30 games in 31 days beginning April 17.

"It's a result of some of the stuff that's gone on over the last few years, not just here, but everywhere," Rothschild said. "We're aware of situations here and early in the season, we need to get these guys through these stretches. Being that possibly early in the spring, some of them aren't going to be able to throw a lot, we're going to need to build them up too and give them the extra days when we can."

CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Chris Capuano are expected to make up the team's five-man rotation. However, Tanaka, Sabathia and Pineda were all injured last season, as the Yankees used 13 starting pitchers.

Bryan MitchellEsmil RogersAdam Warren and Chase Whitley are some of the other pitchers that will be stretched out this spring.

"It'd be nice to go through a season with five starters, but there's a good chance we're not going to," Rothschild said. "There's a good chance every team in baseball won't, so it doesn't hurt to see who might fit in as a sixth starter."


Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi thrilled to be working with Larry Rothschild


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has already thrown several bullpens with pitching coach Larry Rothschild in attendance, according to the New York Daily News. The right-hander, who was acquired in an offseason trade with Miami, is thrilled to be working with Rothschild.

"We've already begun to work on things," said Eovaldi, who added two are working on offspeed pitches and consistency. "He's awesome. It's going to be a lot of fun working with him this year."

Eovaldi achieved a lot of career highs in 2014, including games started (33), innings pitched (199 2/3 innings) and strikeouts (142). However, he still wants to improve in a few areas.

"Ups and downs," Eovaldi said on evaluating his 2014 season. "I accomplished a lot that I wanted to. I stayed healthy. I got a lot of innings under my belt, controlled my walks. But my ERA was a lot higher than I would've liked it to been and I gave up too many hits."


Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi working on improving his changeup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has expressed interest in helping starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi fine tune his changeup and get his slider down in the zone more this spring, according to MLB.com.

Eovaldi added he has worked more on his changeup this offseason in order to move away from a predictable fastball-slider combination.

"It's pretty much No. 1 right now," Eovaldi said. "My goal toward the end of the season, my last two or three games with the Marlins, I was working on a changeup -- kind of like a split-finger [fastball], in a way. It's been feeling great. I felt comfortable with it toward the end of the season last year, and this offseason, I've been able to pick up pretty much where I left off.

"I feel like in a way, because I rely on my fastball so much and my walks were down, batters were starting to be more selective and wait for the fastball. Toward the end of the season, I started moving the ball in and out a lot better, and I'll continue that this year, mixing in offspeed pitches. I think it'll be a different year, for sure."


Yankees sign pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to one-year deal


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) The Yankees have announced the signing of pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract to avoid arbitration. Eovaldi will reportedly make $3.3 million, according to the New York Daily News

Eovaldi was traded from the Marlins in December as a part of a five-player trade. He posted a 4.37 ERA with 142 strikeouts over 199 2/3 innings as a starter in Miami. 


Report: Yanks reach agreement with Eovaldi, Carpenter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Yankees have reached arbitration settlements with pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and David Carpenter, a source told the New York Daily News on Friday. Eovaldi, who was recently acquired in a trade with the Marlins, will make approximately $3.3 million next season. Carpenter is due to make approximately $1.3 million.

Marlins, Yankees formally announce five-player trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Marlins and Yankees formally announced a five player trade on Friday, per MLB.com. The Marlins acquired infielder Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps from New York in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and Domingo German. Miami also received an undisclosed amount of cash in the deal.

Prado hit .282 with 12 homers and 58 RBI in 143 games played between the Yankees and Diamondbacks. Phelps went 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA and 92 strikeouts over 113 innings pitched. 

Eovaldi registered a 4.37 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and 142:43 K:BB ratio over 199 2/3 innings as a starter in Miami. Jones hit .246 with 15 homers and 53 RBI over 496 at-bats in his lone season with the Marlins.


Marlins acquire Martin Prado in trade with Yankees


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the Yankees have traded third baseman Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to the Marlins in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and Domingo German. The Marlins will also receive an undisclosed amount of cash in the deal.

Marlins lock down all five arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Marlins have tendered all five of their arbitration-eligible players, according to MLB.com on Tuesday. Those players include: closer Steve Cishek, reliever Mike Dunn, starter Nathan Eovaldi, infielder Casey McGehee and starter Henderson Alvarez.

Report: Marlins have discussed Eovaldi-Miley trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) The Marlins, who are seeking a veteran starting pitcher, have discussed trading starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi or a pitching prospect to the Diamondbacks for starting pitcher Wade Miley, according The Miami Herald.

Eovaldi was 6-14 with a 4.37 ERA in 33 starts last season, while Miley went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts. Both players have four years of MLB experience.


Nathan Eovaldi can't get any run support in final start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi posted a quality start but was not backed by much run support in his final start of the season Saturday afternoon against Washington, dropping to 6-13 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 5-1 defeat.

Eovaldi had a hard time receiving run support during the final stretch of the season.Miami scored more than three runs just once in his final eight starts and as a result, his last win came on Aug. 8. He finished the year with a 4.37 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and 142:43 K:BB ratio over 199 2/3 innings of work.


Nathan Eovaldi rocked in loss vs. Mets Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi took a loss Tuesday, allowing six earned runs on six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 9-1 defeat against the Mets.

Eovaldi (6-12) first ran into trouble in the fourth inning, when the Mets were able to plate four runners. He then watched the two runners he left on base in the fifth come home on a three-run blast. Now 0-6 over his last seven starts, Eovaldi owns a 4.48 ERA and 133:40 K:BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Sunday.


Nathan Eovaldi roughed up by the Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi took the loss Thursday night against the Brewers, dropping to 6-11 on the year. He allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one over four innings pitched.

Over his last two starts covering 10 1/3 innings, Eovaldi has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 4.29 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 30 starts (182 1/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday in New York against the Mets.

Nathan Eovaldi posts quality start in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi turned in a quality start but was unable to factor into the decision Saturday night at home against Atlanta. The right-hander permitted three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings of a 4-3 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Eovaldi has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 4.19 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 29 starts (178 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Thursday at Milwaukee.

Nathan Eovaldi not backed by any run support in tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched well but was not backed by any run support in a tough-luck loss to the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday, dropping to 6-10 on the year. He allowed one run on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Eovaldi has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last six starts. He owns a 4.19 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 28 starts (172 innings). He'll get another crack at the Braves, this time at home on Saturday.

Nathan Eovaldi chased in fourth inning in loss vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi took a loss Tuesday, surrendering six earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in just 3 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 8-2 defeat against the Angels.

Eovaldi (6-9) turned in his shortest outing of the season as he continues to deal with a rough second half. He gave up one run in the first inning Tuesday before the Angels racked up five more in the fourth inning. Eovaldi owns a 4.30 ERA and 117:34 K:BB ratio in 165 1/3 innings after owning a 3.61 ERA at the All-Star break. He's scheduled to face the Mets Monday.


Nathan Eovaldi battered in defeat to Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) The rollercoaster stretch for Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi continued Wednesday against lowly Texas.

Eovaldi followed three strong starts with a dud. He suffered through three straight poor outings previous to that.

The right-hander yielded five runs to the Rangers in the first two innings. He surrendered six hits in those frames, including doubles by J.P. Arencibia and Alex Rios that combined to plate four runs. Eovaldi settled down to pitch three shutout innings thereafter, but still lowered his record to 6-8. He has just one win since June 23.

He is set to start again Tuesday against the host Angels.


Nate Eovaldi drops one Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Marlins pitcher Nate Eovaldi couldn't pick up a win Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Eovaldi gave up four runs, two earned, on eight hits over six innings of work. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. Eovaldi gave up two earned runs in the third inning, but was the victim of errors in both the fifth and sixth. A throwing error allowed a run to score in the fifth inning, while a fielding error did the same in the sixth. Eovaldi took on a dominant Justin Masterson Wednesday, so the extra runs didn't matter.

With the loss, Eovaldi dropped to 6-7 on the year. He'll take on the Rangers in his next start.


Nate Eovaldi fires eight scoreless innings in win Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Marlins pitcher Nate Eovaldi earned a win Friday, giving up five hits and one walk in eight scoreless innings and striking out six in his team's 2-1 victory over the Reds.

Eovaldi (6-6) has opened up August with a bang after giving up just one run on two hits in his previous start. Friday's win was just his second time this season lasting eight innings in an outing. Eovaldi owns a 3.99 ERA and 105:31 K:BB ratio in 151 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cardinals Wednesday.