Boston and Tampa Bay announced the trade on Wednesday afternoon. The Rays recalled Austin Pruitt and activated Jonny Venters from the 10-day disabled list. They also optioned Chih-Wei Hu to Triple-A following the trade. Eovaldi was set to start for the Rays Wednesday against the New York Yankees. Instead, the Rays will start Ryne Stanek.
Eovaldi, 28, has a 4.26 ERA and a 3-4 record in 10 starts this season. Beeks, 25, had a 12.79 ERA and 0-1 record in two starts this season for the Red Sox. He also posted a 2.89 ERA and 5-5 mark in 16 starts this season in Triple-A.
Beeks was the Red Sox's No. 15 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The southpaw is now slotted as the Rays' No. 16 prospect. His most reliable pitch is a 91 to 93 mph fastball that maxes out at 95 mph, according to his MLB Pipeline scouting report.
Eovaldi was an 11th-round pick in the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft. He previously spent time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins and the Yankees, before signing as a free agent in 2017 with the Rays. He is making $2 million this season and is set to hit free agency in 2019.