Nathan Eovaldi does not appear like he’ll be returning to the mound anytime soon.The 29-year-old Red Sox starter will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove “loose bodies” in his right elbow, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites an unidentified league source. Eovaldi had a similar procedure while with the Rays in 2018. #RedSox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will undergo surgery tomorrow to remove the loose bodies in his elbow, a source tells The Athletic. Had similar procedure in 2018 and missed two months while with #Rays .— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 22, 2019WEEI later reported Eovaldi is expected to miss at least four to six weeks.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNPer source: Eovaldi out 4-6 weeks with loose body removal in elbow. Similar to last season— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) April 22, 2019Eovaldi, who was originally placed on the injured list Saturday, is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA in four appearances in 2019. He had his best start of the season last week when he allowed just one unearned run and three hits in six innings of work against the Yankees.“It’s just frustrating when you’re coming off a good outing and you’re taking the right steps forward, and you have to have this and you just can’t throw,” Eovaldi said last week, via ESPN. “For me to not be able to get full extension, I can’t throw like that.”The right-hander has pitched for five teams over his nine-year career. He joined the Red Sox last July in a trade with the Rays and helped them to their fourth World Series championship since 2004.Eovaldi was 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in the postseason, his only loss coming in the Red Sox’s 18-inning loss to the Dodgers in Game 3. During the offseason, Eovaldi re-signed with the Red Sox for four years and a reported $67.5 million.The Red Sox began 2019 with a 2-8 record but improved to 9-13 after a sweep of the Rays over the weekend. They’ll begin a four-game series against the Tigers with a doubleheader Tuesday after the teams’ Monday matchup was postponed.
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Beleaguered Cardinals left tackle Levi Brown knows the spotlight is on him, and it’s likely brighter than usual after allowing three sacks — two of which led to fumbles — in Sunday’s 27-24 loss to St. Louis. “I can handle it,” Brown said. “The spotlight’s always on me. I get back to work Wednesday and I’ll do what I gotta do.”The line allowed pressure on 15 of Carson Palmer’s 44 dropbacks, according to Pro Football Focus, with Brown and right tackle Eric Winston each allowing five. Though Pro Football Focus gave Brown a -2.8 grade in pass protection, he was the only Cardinals offensive lineman to grade positive for run blocking. – / 27 Head coach Bruce Arians said a left tackle’s struggles stand out more than any other position on the line, and while Brown “reverted back” to bad habits in technique at times, he was able to stop Rams defensive end Robert Quinn “a bunch,” and was effective in the run game. “You do poorly on four plays (three sacks and one holding penalty), they’re really going to stand out at left tackle,” Arians said. “When you give up the big ones and there are sack-fumbles, there is concern. But I think they are correctable.”Cardinals general manager Steve Keim had a slightly different take on Brown’s struggles. “There’s no way to sugar coat it,” Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday. “I take it personal, because it wasn’t good enough. And I think it starts with me. It comes down to making sure that (offensive coordinator) Harold Goodwin and (offensive line coach) Larry Zierlein continue to work with him.” Brown and Arians said much of his struggles are technique related, specifically regarding his hand placement in pass protection. “Obviously what they told me is correctable,” said Brown, who saw his first regular-season action since 2011 on Sunday after suffering a torn right triceps last preseason. “Whether there was or wasn’t rust, that’s not the result I wanted to get.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact