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Red Sox' Nathan Eovaldi strikes out four Blue Jays in latest spring outing

Red Sox' Nathan Eovaldi strikes out four Blue Jays in latest spring outing

Nathan Eovaldi was nasty yet again on Saturday vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Boston Red Sox right-hander took the mound for three shutout innings, striking out four Jays hitters while allowing only one hit and walking one.

Watch Eovaldi's four strikeouts below:


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Eovaldi has dazzled in each of his three spring outings. Combining all three, he has 12 strikeouts and four hits allowed in eight innings pitched. He's walked one batter and hasn't allowed a run.

The biggest issue with Eovaldi heading into the 2020 campaign is health. The 30-year-old has dealt with nagging elbow injuries throughout his career, including in 2019 when he was only able to contribute 67 2/3 innings.

His durability will be integral to Boston's success this time around with ace Chris Sale slated to miss some time, plus plenty of uncertainty at the back end of the rotation.

Only time will tell whether Eovaldi can carry this success over into the regular season. But so far, so good for the 2018 World Series hero.

The Red Sox went on to beat the Blue Jays, 5-2.

MLB Rumors: Red Sox among teams interested in OF Kevin Pillar

MLB Rumors: Red Sox among teams interested in OF Kevin Pillar

Most of the big fish have already been picked out of the MLB free agent market, but the Boston Red Sox still are looking to make a splash.

Boston is among the teams interested in signing veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.


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Presumably, the Red Sox starting outfield is set with Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field, Andrew Benintendi in left, and newly-acquired Alex Verdugo in right. But the addition of Pillar, a sensational defender, would give Boston some necessary depth at the position.

Pillar, 31, spent the first six seasons of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays before being traded to the San Francisco Giants five games into the 2019 campaign. Out west, Pillar tied his career high of 21 home runs while tallying 87 RBI and slashing .264/.293/.442.

MLB Rumors: Blue Jays 'have shown interest' in Brock Holt

MLB Rumors: Blue Jays 'have shown interest' in Brock Holt

Brock Holt continues to garner interest from teams in free agency with spring training less than a month away. 

The ex-Boston Red Sox utilityman could be staying in the American League East, as the Toronto Blue Jays are in the mix to sign him, according to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com.

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With young guns Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. holding down the fort, Toronto's starting infield is already in great shape. But Holt, just as he did in Boston, would provide much-needed depth and versatility off the bench.

As for whether the Red Sox could swoop in and re-sign Holt, that's unlikely after last month's acquisition of fellow utilityman Jose Peraza.

On Monday, it was reported the Cincinnati Reds were among the teams interested in signing Holt.

The 31-year-old hit .297 in 87 games with the Red Sox last season.

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