Could Rays RHP Nathan Eovaldi find his way back in pinstripes before the trade deadline?
Eovaldi was in New York on Sunday, but not in the Bronx. Instead, he was making a start against the Mets in Flushing, and the Yankees were among scouts in attendance to watch the veteran right-hander, per Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin.
The 28-year-old Eovaldi is enjoying success on the mound this season, owning a 3.93 ERA over 41.1 innings in seven starts. He started the season on the DL after getting surgery to remove bone chips in his arm.
The Yankees are in obvious need of rotation depth, and Eovaldi could certainly be a target before the July 31 deadline. He previously pitched two full seasons with New York in 2015 and 2016, where he had a 4.45 ERA over 279 innings (48 starts).
Eovaldi is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, so the Rays could be looking to move him to get a return.