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NEW YORK—The Yankees and free agent starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi have discussed a deal that would bring the injured right-hander back to the organization while he rehabilitates from Tommy John surgery, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night.

But Eovaldi, who won’t pitch until 2018, is still weighing his options and there’s competition for the 26-year-old.

Here’s what Cashman said about discussions with Eovaldi:

“Obviously, he’s a free agent, and we’ve had some discussions with Nate Eovaldi about trying to find a solution that works for both sides. But he’s still a free agent and there’s competition for him.