Pawtucket glance: Who could help Red Sox?
Aug 5, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets third basemanDavid Wright
(5) celebrates with pitcherDana Eveland
(64) after defeating the Washington Nationals 6-1 at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
Dana Eveland was signed as a roster filler. Eveland, now 31-years-old, has seen service with eight MLB teams and Boston just may make it nine before the season is over.
Eveland will not blow hitters away and can best be described as a “savvy” veteran who moves the ball around and knows the value of no free passes. Currently Eveland has issued only two walks in 17.1 innings to keep a WHIP at an impressive 0.81 and an ERA of 2.08.
With the current burnout tendencies of the bullpen – thanks to a crumbling rotation – you may see Eveland be given a shot.