Red Sox RHP Nathan Eovaldi returns from IL to start Thursday vs. Orioles

Boston Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, July 15, 2022, in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Boston Red Sox have re-instated Nathan Eovaldi from the 15-day injured list, and the right-handed pitcher will get the start Thursday afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles.

Eovaldi landed on the IL on Aug. 23, retroactive to Aug. 19, due to inflammation in his right shoulder.

The 32-year-old from Alvin, Texas, holds a 5-3 record with a 4.15 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 18 starts this season.

Boston optioned right-handed pitcher Connor Seabold to triple-A Worcester in order to open up a spot for Eovaldi on the roster.

Watch the Red Sox host the Orioles starting at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT on Sportsnet and SN NOW. If the Orioles lose the game, the Toronto Blue Jays — who are idle Thursday — will officially clinch a playoff spot.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.