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Eduardo Nunez | Second Baseman | #10

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
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Red Sox signed INF/OF Eduardo Nunez to a one-year, $4 million contract with a $4 million player option for 2019.
The buyout for the player option is $2 million, so Nunez is guaranteed at least $6 million and he can also net an additional $2 million in incentives. Nunez batted .313/.341/.460 with 12 homers and 24 steals across 491 plate appearances for the Giants and Red Sox last season. He'll play second base while Dustin Pedroia (knee) recovers and then can shift to a super utility role. Feb 18 - 9:56 AM

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Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports that the option for 2019 in Eduardo Nunez's new contract with the Red Sox is likely to be a player option.

It makes sense after Nunez took a one-year deal when it seemed like he'd probably get at least a couple years. The contract is not yet official, as the utility player still needs to pass a physical.
Feb 16 - 2:36 PM

According to FanRag's Robert Murray, the Red Sox and Eduardo Nunez have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with an option for 2019.

A three-year deal for Nunez seemed likely at the end of the regular season last year, but then he hurt his knee in the postseason and the free agent market collapsed. It benefits the Red Sox, who get a versatile player on a short-term deal. Nunez can start at second base on Opening Day and move into a utility role after Dustin Pedroia returns.
Feb 15 - 6:34 PM

MLB.com's Ian Browne reports that the Red Sox and free agent Eduardo Nunez are talking and could be close to a new deal.

As one of the teams willing to exceed the luxury tax, the Red Sox need to flex some of that financial muscle. Nunez likely would rather have had a clear starting job elsewhere, but the Red Sox can use him to replace Dustin Pedroia (knee) early on and likely will be able to find room for him on a semi-regular basis after Pedroia returns. If the price tag has come down some, the reunion makes a great deal of sense.
Feb 15 - 6:12 PM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Braves have expressed "serious interest" in Eduardo Nunez.

Nunez could take over as the Braves' starting third baseman, shifting Johan Camargo to a utility role. Atlanta thinks that third base prospect Austin Riley could be ready to take over at the hot corner as soon as 2019, but Nunez has the flexibility to move to another position or become a super utility player if need be. The Rays, Yankees and Red Sox are also in on the 30-year-old.
Feb 8 - 6:56 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Rays have "checked in" on the market for Eduardo Nunez.

The cost-conscious Rays are hoping that Nunez's asking price will drop closer to their comfort zone, but with the Yankees and Red Sox also in pursuit that may be unlikely. Nunez was also said to be drawing free agent interest from the Mets before they signed Todd Frazier earlier this week to a two-year, $17 million deal. Nunez, 30, batted .313/.341/.460 with 12 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 114 games last year between San Francisco and Boston while appearing defensively at shortstop, third base, second base, and both corner outfield spots. He'd be a nice late-offseason addition for a range of clubs.
Feb 7 - 12:12 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Eduardo Nunez and Todd Frazier are the Mets' leading choices to bolster their infield.

Rosenthal notes that the Mets are a bit leery of Frazier's intentions, thinking he could be using them in order to leverage a better offer from the Yankees. Nunez is reportedly fully healthy and has been working out in the Dominican Republic. He could wind up being an intriguing fantasy commodity if he lands in the right situation.
Feb 3 - 10:08 AM

Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports free agent 3B Eduardo Nunez worked out in front of Red Sox brass in the Dominican Republic this week.

Nunez battled a sore knee down the stretch last season but it did not require surgery and he has been given a clean bill of health by doctors. The Red Sox could use him at second base while Dustin Pedroia recuperates from his knee injury. When Pedroia returns, Nunez could utilize his positional versatility to get regular playing time in a super-utility role. The Mets are also rumored to be interested in Nunez. He turned in a .313 batting average with 12 homers, 58 RBI and 24 steals in 114 games with the Giants and Red Sox last year.
Jan 19 - 6:34 PM

Eduardo Nunez is drawing free agent interest from the Red Sox, Blue Jays, and "possibly Yankees," per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Nunez excelled in a utility role with the Giants and Red Sox in 2017, slashing .313/.341/.460 with 12 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 114 games. He battled a knee injury down the stretch, but the versatile 30-year-old is expected to be 100 percent by the start of spring training in February.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez does not need surgery on his right knee.

Nunez battled a knee issue down the stretch of the regular season and re-injured it in Game 1 of the ALDS, but it appears he'll be OK after rest and rehab. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 06:17:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) is not expected to make it back this postseason even if the Red Sox advance to the World Series.

Nunez aggravated a right knee injury in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday and has been removed from the roster, ruling him out through the ALDS. The injury needs time to heal, so his campaign his over. Nunez will be a free agent this offseason.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 01:05:00 PM

The Red Sox have replaced Eduardo Nunez on their roster for the ALDS with Chris Young.

MLB approved the move, so Nunez will sit out the rest of the ALDS and the ALCS, if applicable, after reinjuring his knee in his first at-bat Thursday. He would be eligible to return for the World Series. Whether that's a possibility for him is something that won't be known until after an MRI.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 11:40:00 PM

The Red Sox are going to wait to decide whether to pull Eduardo Nunez from the postseason roster after he reinjured his knee Thursday.

There didn't sound like much reason for optimism after the game, but the Red Sox simply didn't want to make a snap decision. We'd still be surprised if he's not replaced by Chris Young for Game 2. Such a move would eliminate Nunez from consideration for the ALCS, though he'd still be eligible to play in the World Series.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez left Thursday's game in the first inning with an apparent knee injury as he tried to run out a grounder.

He had to be carried off the field. It's the same knee that limited Nunez to one appearance over the final three weeks of the season. Nunez was penciled in at DH today because he was 6-for-18 against Justin Verlander, but we doubt we'll be seeing him again in the postseason. Hanley Ramirez replaced him today. Chris Young is the obvious candidate to take his roster spot prior to Game 2 against the Astros.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) is starting at DH and batting second in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday against the Astros.

Nunez was severely limited by a knee injury in the final month of the regular season, but he's been an excellent player for the Red Sox when healthy. The full starting lineup for Boston versus Houston right-hander Justin Verlander: Xander Bogaerts SS, Eduardo Nunez DH, Andrew Benintendi LF, Mookie Betts RF, Mitch Moreland 1B, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Rafael Devers 3B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley CF. Chris Sale is on the bump.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
5Dan Butler
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
4Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
3Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Roenis Elias
9Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Brandon Workman
8Robby Scott
9Austin Maddox
10Ty Buttrey
11William Cuevas
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Marcus Walden