Does Eovaldi need a good fixing?
| Rob Neyer
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 4:41p ET
News: Eovaldi agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The hard-throwing right-hander gave up 223 hits last season, most in the NL, and finished with a rather unsightly 4.37 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 199.2 innings. However, his FIP was 100 points lower than his ERA and he improved his swinging-strike rate to 8.4%. Moreover, Eovaldi has a below-average 32.9% flyball rate for his career, so there's reason for optimism heading into his first season with the Yankees.
Rotowire: Dec 19 / 11:23a ET
News: Eovaldi was traded to the Yankees on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Garrett Jones and Domingo German also went to the Yankees, while David Phelps and Martin Prado went to the Marlins.
Impact: Eovaldi finished the 2014 campaign with a 6-14 record with 4.37 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 142 strikeouts over 199.2 innings. He will join the Yankees' rotation in 2015, though it's unclear exactly where he will slot in.
StatsLLC: Dec 19 / 12:00a ET
News: The New York Yankees have agreed to acquire Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps.
Impact: Eovaldi, a right-hander who turns 25 in February, was acquired by the Marlins in July 2012 as part of the deal that sent All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 6-14 with a 4.37 ERA last season and is eligible for salary arbitration for the first time.