Eovaldi wins Mulvey Award for top rookie

Eovaldi wins Mulvey Award for top rookie

Eovaldi wins Mulvey Award for top rookie
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was named winner of the 2012 Jim and Dearie Mulvey Award as the top Dodgers rookie in Spring Training, in balloting by the coaches.

Like most winners of the award, Eovaldi will receive a plaque and a ticket back to the Minor Leagues, despite compiling a 1.72 ERA in five games and limiting opposing hitters to a .233 batting average.

Before he returns to the Minors, however, Eovaldi will make one more start in the exhibition season finale Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium against the Angels.

The award is named after the couple that was part owner of the Dodgers from 1938 to 1975.