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Dave Dombrowski on Nathan Eovaldi: ‘He’s a guy that we’d love to keep’

Eovaldi is also getting interest from teams other than the Red Sox.

Nathan Eovaldi
Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 18th inning in Game 3 of the World Series. –Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says the team has expressed they are interested in bringing starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi back. So why is Eovaldi still a free agent?

“We have expressed that we do have interest in bringing Nathan back,’’ Dombrowski said Monday. “We’ve talked to him. But so have a lot of other people talked to him. There’s a lot of interest in him. 11 We’ve talked about that. But he’s got a lot of choices at this time.’’

Eovaldi, who is from the Houston suburb of Alvin, has interest from the Astros and several other teams. With Chris Sale and Rick Porcello entering their free-agent seasons, retaining Eovaldi is particularly important to the Sox. He was 3-3 with a 3.33 earned run average in 12 games after being obtained from Tampa Bay in July, then had a 1.61 ERA in six postseason games.

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