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Eduardo Nunez | Second Baseman | #36

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 went 2-for-3 and drove in a run in a win over the Rays on Wednesday.
He singled twice in the ballgame although the RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. It was a rare good game for the struggling second baseman. He is slashing a weak .243/.261/.361 with three homers and 12 RBI in 43 games. His history shows he can be a strong fantasy player, especially in stolen bases, but he is likely to see his playing time reduced when Dustin Pedroia (knee) comes off the disabled list soon. May 23 - 11:23 PM

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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

Hanley Ramirez is not in Monday's lineup against the Indians.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Trevor Bauer. Eduardo Nunez will serve as the DH on Monday while Brock Holt plays second base.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee) will resume baseball drills this weekend.

Pedroia is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday and that still appears to be in play. The second baseman's knee is already feeling much better and it doesn't look like he'll require a rehab stint. Eduardo Nunez has been filling in for Pedroia at second base.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 05:15:00 PM

The Red Sox are hopeful Dustin Pedroia (knee) will return from the disabled list after the minimum 10 days.

He's aiming to return for next Tuesday's series opener against the Rays. The former AL MVP has showed well when healthy, batting .307 with six homers and 54 RBI over 336 at-bats. Newcomer Eduardo Nunez has been manning Pedroia's post at second base.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee) is out of the starting lineup again Monday against the Indians.

Pedroia will miss his third straight start with knee soreness. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base once again.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 03:24:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia is not in the Red Sox's lineup Saturday against the Royals.

Pedroia was originally in the lineup at second base with Eduardo Nunez at shortstop. He was scratched about an hour later with Xander Bogaerts in at shortstop and Nunez shifting to second base. We're not sure why the lineup change was made, though it could be injury-related. Stay tuned.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Buster Posey left Thursday's game against the Rockies with a sore ankle.

Posey limped back to the clubhouse after drilling a two-run homer in the seventh inning. He never returned and was soon replaced by Nick Hundley behind the dish. Posey had an eventful night, committing two errors while going 3-for-4 at the plate. Eduardo Nunez got hurt in the same inning, leaving with hamstring tightness. Both players are considered day-to-day.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 11:27:00 PM

Christian Arroyo is out of the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

It's just a routine day off, but with Eduardo Nunez in the starting lineup at third base there's some thought that Arroyo could be looking a longer timeout. The 21-year-old is batting .196/.248/.313 with 30 strikeouts through his first 29 major league games.
Thu, May 25, 2017 12:06:00 PM

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