One year following trade from Red Sox, Jalen Beeks will face former team Monday

Gabby Guerard
July 22, 2019 - 10:29 am

Jalen Beeks wasn’t with the Red Sox very long before he was traded for Nathan Eovaldi almost exactly one year ago. 

With the Red Sox, the lefty only pitched two games, one of which he started. Between those two outings, he threw a total of 6 1/3 innings, during which he gave up nine earned runs on 11 hits, in addition to five strikeouts and four walks.

Beeks will pitch against his former team when the Red Sox take on the Rays at Tropicana Field Monday night.

For the Rays this season, Beeks has earned a 5-0 record and a 2.78 ERA in 20 games (64 2/3 innings), usually following an opener. However, he’s slated to start again Boston Monday night.

This series with the Rays will be crucial for the Red Sox, as Boston could move past Tampa Bay in the standings with three wins

It is also possible that the other end of the Beeks trade, Eovaldi, could pitch Monday night, after the Red Sox activated the righty Saturday. He had previously been sidelined mid-April following surgery to his right elbow. 

The Red Sox will start the six-game series in Tampa Monday at 7:10 p.m.