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Nationals to sign Corbin, which could put Eovaldi on radar of Yankees

John Tomase
December 04, 2018 - 4:58 pm

The good news is the Yankees won't be getting Patrick Corbin. The bad news is this means they might turn their sights on Nathan Eovaldi.

Corbin, a two-time All-Star left-hander in Arizona, agreed to a six-year, $140 million contract, according to the Washington Post. He'll join a rotation that already includes three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, as well as former No. 1 overall pick Stephen Strasburg.

Corbin ranked high on the wish list of the Yankees, who have already acquired Mariners left-hander James Paxton and are looking to add another impact starter. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the Yankees weren't willing to extend beyond five years, and had offered Corbin $100 million.

Heyman added that New York will now turn its attention to Eovaldi and J.A. Happ. Eovaldi went 14-3 with New York in 2015 before undergoing Tommy John a year later and missing the entire 2017 season. He made himself a prime second-tier starter on this year's market with a strong 2018 (6-7, 3.81) and spectacular postseason (2-1, 1.61).

The Red Sox are on record that they'd like Eovaldi back, but with New York in the picture, the Red Sox won't get him cheaply.