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Eveland focused on job, not on wearing Lester’s old number

  This embed is invalid   " /> The Red Sox have a new No. 31. He’s a lefty. And he’s also 31 years old.   It’s reliever Dana Eveland, who signed a minor league contract with Boston over the offseason. But don’t get any crazy ideas. Eveland isn’t looking to replace Jon Lester, who became a franchise cornerstone while wearing No. 31 for eight seasons...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Now Pitching For Boston, #31—Dana Eveland?

Eveland (L), Lester (R)Pedro Martinez gets the special treatment—and so does Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield and (amazingly) Roger Clemens. The treatment in question is the protection of a former player's number from being worn by a clearly inferior individual. Unfortunately, that favor was not accorded to Jon Lester—recently departed to the North Side of Chicago. Lester's old jersey...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dana Eveland, Boston Red Sox Agree To Minor League Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Left-handed relievers are in high demand. The Boston Red Sox thus added a low-risk option. The Red Sox agreed to a minor league contract with lefty Dana Eveland, a source told MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo. The deal reportedly is a split contract and includes an invitation to major league spring training. Eveland spent...
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Another Arm In Dana Eveland

The Red Sox added another left-handed arm to their bullpen with the signing of Dana Eveland to a minor league contract—with an invitation to major league Spring Training. Eveland was shutdown last July after being hit on the elbow. Before that, he pitched pretty well for the New York Metropolitans—albeit in only 27.1 innings. The 31-year old posted a 2.63 ERA, with a nearly five...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

Yesterday we learned the Mets were interested in bringing back right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle, which you can read here. Today, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Sandy Alderson also has interest in re-signing left-hander Dana Eveland. Eveland, 31, had a 2.63 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Mets, striking out 27 and walking six in 27.1 innings pitched. Eveland had a career...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Dana Eveland out for season

The New York Mets entered Monday's game against the Miami Marlins with a record of 72-78, fourth in the National League East. The Mets have struggled offensively all season, ranked 25th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The bright spot has been the pitching, which is 12th in ERA at 3.55. There is some bad news on the injury front, as Dana Eveland has been declared out for the...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Dana Eveland exits after taking line drive to elbow

New York Mets lefty reliever Dana Eveland left Monday night's 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning after being hit in the elbow by a comebacker off the bat of Ben Revere (video here and below). According to Adam Rubin of, X-rays were negative. Righty Vic Black came in with two on and one out to retire the side.Eveland, who was on a minor-league...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Option Matt den Dekker To Make Room For LHP Dana Eveland

The New York Mets announced that left-hander Dana Eveland will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and join the team in time for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets optioned down OF Matt den Dekker to Vegas to make room for Eveland. He was hitless in four at-bats. After playing two 14-inning games over the past two days the Mets bullpen has been heavily...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Promote LHP Dana Eveland To Join Spent Bullpen

The New York Mets announced that left-hander Dana Eveland will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and join the team in time for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets did not announce a corresponding move. After playing two 14-inning games over the past two days the Mets bullpen has been heavily taxed, forcing them . Eveland, 30, has a 3.91 ERA in 12 appearances...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Sign LHP Dana Eveland To Minor League Deal

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes on Monday that the Mets signed lefty reliever Dana Eveland to a minor-league deal, but it does not include an invite to the big-league camp, as reported by Chris Cotillo.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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