Rays Name Former Red Sox Jalen Beeks Starting Pitcher Monday Against Boston

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Jalen Beeks pitched in just two games in a Red Sox uniform before being traded for Nathan Eovaldi in late July last year.

Now, almost a year to the day of the deal, Beeks will be tasked with pitching against his former team when Boston begins its three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field.

Beeks’ appearances in a Red Sox uniform weren’t ones to remember, as the left-hander tossed a combined 6 1/3 innings and gave up nine earned runs on 11 hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

Conversely, Eovaldi quickly became a fan favorite in Boston following the trade. As you probably remember, Eovaldi became a postseason hero in Game 3 of the World Series for tossing six innings of relief in an eventual 18-inning marathon loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Beeks has pitched well for Tampa Bay this season with a 5-0 record and 2.78 ERA.

It’s possible fans will see both Beeks and Eovaldi pitch Monday night with the latter now part of Boston’s bullpen after being activated from the 60-day injured list.

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