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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 crushed a two-run homer as the Red Sox dispatched the Orioles in the first game of Saturday's twin bill.
Nunez opened the scoring in the ballgame with a two-run blast off of Orioles' starter Jimmy Yacabonis in the fifth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The 31-year-old infielder is now hitting .264/.290/.377 with seven homers, 35 RBI and six stolen bases in what has been a very disappointing season from a fantasy perspective. Aug 11 - 4:08 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 10:58 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.
Aug 9 - 3:37 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.
Aug 2 - 5:27 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.
Jul 30 - 3:06 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.
Jul 11 - 3:12 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.
Jun 12 - 5:29 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.
Jun 12 - 3:13 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.
May 28 - 9:38 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.
May 24 - 5:05 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.
May 17 - 3:24 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.
May 13 - 10:45 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.
Mar 29 - 10:40 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.
Feb 21 - 5:13 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."
Jan 29 - 9:04 AM

Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday against the Astros.

Eduardo Nunez will start at DH and bat second despite appearing in just one game over the final three weeks of the regular season because of a knee injury. That tells you how far Hanley has fallen. The 33-year-old made $22.75 million in 2017 and is owed another $22.75 million in 2018.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Rafael Devers is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

He'll sit for the second straight game as Eduardo Nunez draws another start at third base. It's notable, especially with right-hander Marco Estrada on the hill for Toronto.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 03:07:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Bogaerts has hit only .201/.276/.299 since being hit on right hand by a pitch back on July 6. It's clearly still bothering him, although he could be back in the lineup Saturday. Eduardo Nunez is at shortstop Friday.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 04:45:00 PM

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