BALTIMORE, MD – Prior to tonight’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox returned right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket and reinstated him from the 60-day injured list. To make room for Eovaldi on the 25-man roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber to Pawtucket following last night’s game.
The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is now at 40.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Eovaldi, 29, was placed on the injured list on April 20, retroactive to April 18, with a loose body in his right elbow. On April 23, he underwent successful right elbow arthroscopy and loose body removal, performed by Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to his injury he made four starts for Boston, going 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA (14 ER/21.0 IP). He made one appearance for Pawtucket during his rehab assignment, striking out three batters with one walk in a scoreless relief inning on July 18 against Louisville. Acquired by Boston on July 25, 2018, Eovaldi has made 160 major league appearances (152 starts) for the Dodgers (2011-12), Marlins (2012-14), Yankees (2015-16), Rays (2018), and Red Sox (2018-19).
Weber, 28, made two appearances after being recalled from Pawtucket prior to Monday’s game against Toronto and allowed four runs (three earned) in 4.2 innings. He has appeared in eight games (three starts) with the big league club this season, going 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA (14 ER/24.0 IP). The right-hander has made 11 starts with Pawtucket, and in his last four he has posted a 2.35 ERA (6 ER/23.0 IP). Acquired by Boston as a minor league free agent in December 2018, Weber has made 32 major league appearances (11 starts) with the Braves (2015-16), Mariners (2017), Rays (2018), and Red Sox (2019), going 2-6 with a 5.03 ERA (52 ER/93.0 IP) and an average of only 1.57 walks per 9.0 innings.