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Eduardo Nunez | Second Baseman | #36

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Eduardo Nunez has exercised his $5 million player option with the Red Sox for 2019.
Nunez might have struggled to find a multi-year offer on the open market this winter after hitting just .265/.289/.388 over 127 regular-season games while battling multiple leg injuries. He did come around in the World Series, going 3-for-10 with a big three-run homer in Boston's Game 1 victory. The 31-year-old figures to serve as an active utility infielder again in 2019. Thu, Nov 1, 2018 11:25:00 AM

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Rafael Devers is starting at third base and batting sixth in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

Eduardo Nunez is on the bench and may still be dealing with lingering effects of the right ankle injury that he suffered while converting the final out of the American League Division Series. The full Game 1 lineup for the host Red Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, Steve Pearce 1B, J.D. Martinez DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Rafael Devers 3B, Ian Kinsler 2B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley CF. Chris Sale will be on the mound for Boston.
Tue, Oct 23, 2018 04:10:00 PM

Rafael Devers is not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.

Not a surprise, even after a productive Game 2, as the Astros have lefty Dallas Keuchel on the mound. Eduardo Núñez will start at the hot corner while Christian Vázquez will catch Nathan Eovaldi. The full lineup for Boston: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, J.D. Martinez DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Steve Pearce 1B, Núñez 3B, Ian Kinsler 2B, Vázquez C, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF,
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 01:18:00 PM

Rafael Devers is starting at third base and batting sixth for the Red Sox in Sunday's ALCS Game 2 against the Astros.

It's only Devers' second start of the postseason, as the Red Sox have mostly gone with Eduardo Nunez at third base. However, Nunez is just 2-for-14 so far at the plate in the playoff and was unable to make a key play in the field in Game 1. The Red Sox' full lineup looks like this: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, J.D. Martinez DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Steve Pearce 1B, Devers 3B, Ian Kinsler 2B, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Christian Vázquez C.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 03:09:00 PM

Mookie Betts (side) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Betts was forced to exit Sunday's game due to left side soreness, but fortunately it wasn't anything serious. Still, the Red Sox understandably don't want to take any chances with their MVP candidate. J.D. Martinez will start in right field while Eduardo Nunez serves as the designated hitter.
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 04:01:00 PM

Red Sox placed 3B Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16, with a left hamstring strain.

Devers just returned last week from the same injury but apparently aggravated the ailment. It's the third trip to the disabled list over the last five weeks for the young third baseman. How much time Devers misses this time around isn't known at this point. In the meantime, Eduardo Nunez should see the bulk of the starts at the hot corner.
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 02:56:00 PM

Rafael Devers is absent from the Red Sox' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Devers was activated from the disabled list earlier this week after dealing with a mild left hamstring strain, so it was unlikely that he would have played in both halves of the twin bill. Eduardo Nunez is starting at the hot corner in the first game and will bat seventh for the Red Sox.
Sat, Aug 11, 2018 10:58:00 AM

Rafael Devers is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night against the Blue Jays.

Devers went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in his first game off the disabled list Wednesday night in Toronto, but the Red Sox don't want to start him two days in a row on the Rogers Centre turf. Eduardo Nunez is handling third base and batting sixth for Boston.
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 03:37:00 PM

Rafael Devers (hamstring) took batting practice on Thursday.

He was also slated to take ground balls at third base. The plan remains for Devers to return from the disabled list when first eligible. In the meantime, Eduardo Nunez should get most of the reps at third base with newcomer Ian Kinsler manning second. Utility man Brock Holt will also be in the mix.
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 05:27:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts is back in the starting lineup Monday against the Phillies.

Bogaerts got a breather on Sunday. Brock Holt will slide back over to second base for Monday's game while Eduardo Nunez will play third.
Mon, Jul 30, 2018 03:06:00 PM

Rafael Devers is getting the night off Wednesday.

Eduardo Nunez will start at third base and hit seventh versus Rangers right-hander Bartolo Colon. Devers has 14 home runs on the season, but he's batting just .241 with a .292 on-base percentage.
Wed, Jul 11, 2018 03:12:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee) still has not resumed baseball activities.

Pedroia landed back on the disabled list less than a week after making his season debut, and there is no timetable for his return to action at this point. Eduardo Nunez will continue to serve as Boston's primary second baseman.
Tue, Jun 12, 2018 05:29:00 PM

Mookie Betts is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Betts went 1-for-5 with a single and a strikeout in his return from an abdominal strain on Monday. He said after the game that he felt good, so the Red Sox are likely just playing it safe. Eduardo Nunez will hit leadoff Tuesday for Boston.
Tue, Jun 12, 2018 03:13:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia is not in Monday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Pedroia will sit after playing back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. Eduardo Nunez will make the start at second base and bat sixth against right-hander Aaron Sanchez.
Mon, May 28, 2018 09:38:00 AM

Dustin Pedroia (knee) will be activated for Friday's game against the Braves.

The 34-year-old is back after missing Boston's first 60 games while recovering from offseason knee surgery. Pedroia might be eased in at first, but it shouldn't take long for him to regain his post as the everyday second baseman. Eduardo Nunez, who had been filling in at second base, will shift to a utility role. Pedroia collected just one hit in 14 at-bats during his rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Thu, May 24, 2018 05:05:00 PM

Brock Holt is starting at second base and hitting eighth against the Orioles on Thursday.

Holt gives Eduardo Nunez a night off. Recently activated from the disabled list, the versatile left-handed hitter is slashing .328/.379/.508 with a homer and seven RBI over 20 games in 2018.
Thu, May 17, 2018 03:24:00 PM

Hanley Ramirez is absent from the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a routine day of rest. Mitch Moreland is at first base. The Red Sox also have Brock Holt at second base over Eduardo Nunez.
Sun, May 13, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Red Sox placed 2B Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Pedroia needed a cartilage restoration procedure last October and is expected to be sidelined until sometime in May. Eduardo Nunez will open the 2018 season as Boston's everyday second baseman.
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 10:40:00 AM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe notes that the Red Sox's signing of Eduardo Nunez means Blake Swihart will no longer get looks at second and third base.

Boston has its answer again for the super-utility role, and Brock Holt can also serve in that capacity as well. Swihart, 25, will see action in the outfield and at first base this spring, and of course will draw some starts behind the plate. Whether or not he makes the Opening Day roster will likely depend on Boston's decision to carry either three catchers or two. If Swihart can show the kind of offensive promise he flashed just a few years ago, he will make that decision more difficult.
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 05:13:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that while the Mets continue to talk to the Pirates about Josh Harrison, a free agent addition is more likely.

In other words, not much has changed here. The Mets have been linked to Harrison for quite some time, but they are reluctant to give up talent from what is already a thin farm system. Brandon Nimmo has been mentioned as a trade possibility, but the Mets are lacking in outfield depth. The Mets are believed to considering a free agent pool consisting of Todd Frazier, Neil Walker, and Eduardo Nunez, but Puma writes that we might not see movement on that front until "the bigger names are off the board."
Mon, Jan 29, 2018 09:04:00 AM

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