MLB rumors: Nathan Eovaldi, J.A. Happ on Yankees' radar after Patrick Corbin miss

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It must be nice to be free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi right now.

Patrick Corbin, the top free-agent starter on the market, reportedly has agreed to sign a six-year, $140 million contract with the Washington Nationals. This move leaves Eovaldi as arguably the best pitcher available with lots of teams in need of pitching upgrades.

The New York Yankees tried to sign Corbin, and will now turn their attention to Eovaldi and potentially re-signing J,A. Happ, per Fancred's Jon Heyman.

Eovaldi played for the Yankees in 2015 and 2016. He went 23-11 with an ERA over 4.00 in 48 starts. He did not play in 2017 and began the 2018 season with the Tampa Bay Rays before being traded to the Boston Red Sox.

Eovaldi was brilliant for the Boston Red Sox in the postseason, posting a 2-1 record with a 1.61 ERA over six appearances (two starts).

The race for Eovaldi's signature could heat up in short order with the Corbin agreement as the first domino to fall. The Yankees and Red Sox are among as many as nine teams with interesting in signing the 28-year-old right hander.

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