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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
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Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters that Eduardo Nunez was removed from Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday due to lingering right ankle discomfort.
Nunez initially injured the ankle while making the final out of Boston's ALDS defeat of the Yankees last Wednesday. "I think defensively he's been battling as far as that first step," Cora said Tuesday night. "He hasn't been able to push off." Rafael Devers replaced Nunez in the fourth inning of Game 3 and will likely start at third base for the Red Sox in ALCS Game 4. Oct 16 - 10:55 PM
Source: MassLive.com

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Eduardo Nunez made an early exit from Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday in Houston.

Nunez got a visit from trainers following back-to-back defensive plays in the bottom of the first inning and he was finally pulled after grimacing while running out a leadoff single in the top of the fourth. Rafael Devers took over on the basepaths and stayed in to man the hot corner for Boston. Nunez has been bothered by leg injuries (ankle, hamstring, knee) for the last several weeks.
Oct 16 - 6:46 PM

Eduardo Nunez will start for the Red Sox at third base in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday.

Rafael Devers got the call at third base in Game 2 and reached base three times and scored two runs, but manager Alex Cora will turn back to Nunez with the Astros throwing lefty Dallas Keuchel. Nunez is just 2-for-14 at the plate so far this postseason, but Cora prefers his defense to Devers'.
Oct 15 - 7:15 PM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Eduardo Nunez (ankle) will be fine for the ALCS.

Nunez tweaked his ankle while fielding a soft grounder to third base that turned into the final out of Boston's ALDS Game 4 defeat of the Yankees, but the injury is obviously not too serious. He went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in that series-clinching victory and figures to get a couple starts in the American League Championship Series against the Astros.
Oct 11 - 2:07 PM

Eduardo Nunez is starting at third base and batting sixth for the Red Sox in Friday's ALDS Game 1 against the Yankees.

With left-hander J.A. Happ on the mound for the Yanks, Nunez and Steve Pearce will handle the corner infield spots and Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland will come off the bench. The Red Sox' full lineup is as follows: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, Pearce 1B, J.D. Martinez DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Nunez 3B, Ian Kinsler 2B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF.

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is not in the Red Sox' starting lineup against the Yankees on Saturday.

There had been rumblings that Nunez would return to the starting lineup on Saturday after appearing as a pinch hitter during Friday's game, but it's Rafael Devers manning the hot corner once again on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 10:25 AM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) went 0-for-4 in his return to the Red Sox' starting lineup on Friday.

Nunez had been on the shelf since last Wednesday due to an issue with his left hamstring. In his absence, Rafael Devers has surged to retake the starting gig at third base heading into the postseason. Nunez will start at the hot corner on Saturday, but looks likely to function in a utility role for the Red Sox in October.
Sep 29 - 8:02 AM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is expected to DH on Friday and play third base on Sunday.

Nunez has been sidelined since last Wednesday with a left hamstring injury, and the Red Sox want to get him some game action before the start of the postseason. The 31-year-old infielder has posted a disappointing .264/.288/.389 batting line with 10 home runs and seven stolen bases in 125 games this summer with Boston.
Sep 26 - 12:59 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) remains out of Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

Nunez hasn't played since leaving a game last Wednesday with what turned out to be a left hamstring issue. He remains day-to-day. Rafael Devers will cover third base duties and hit fifth.
Sep 24 - 3:15 PM

Eduardo Nunez is dealing with a hamstring injury and won't play in this weekend's series against the Indians.

It was originally believed to be a knee issue that forced him from Wednesday's game, but further investigation revealed it was a hamstring injury. The fact that he's already been ruled out for the entire weekend isn't promising, but with the Sox holding such a big lead in the AL East -- they could clinch as early as tonight -- they may just be exercising caution, running the marathon and not the sprint. Either way, it's bad news for fantasy owners, who should seek out other options for the home stretch if they're relying on Nunez in any capacity.
Sep 20 - 7:27 PM

Eduardo Nunez was removed in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Yankees with soreness in his right knee and he won't play Thursday.

Nunez apparently felt the knee injury when running to first base earlier in the game, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters that they weren't going to take any risks and will sit the utility player on Thursday against the Yankees. Consider Nunez day-to-day, but he likely will undergo tests to make sure there's no structural damage. It's also worth mentioning that Nunez has battled knee injuries in the past, so there's added worry based on that history.
Source: Mass Live
Sep 19 - 11:11 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Red Sox lineup Tuesday versus the Yankees.

Nunez hadn't played in five days to discomfort in his right knee. He owns a .262/.286/.386 slash line in 124 games this season in an active utility role.
Sep 19 - 10:30 AM

Red Sox' manager Alex Cora indicated that Eduardo Nunez will be held out of Friday's lineup due to soreness in his right knee.

The injury caused Nunez to be lifted from Thursday's game against the Blue Jays. The club believes it's only a minor problem though and Cora expects that Nunez will be able to return to the Red Sox' starting lineup on Saturday.
Sep 13 - 11:23 PM

Eduardo Nunez was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Blue Jays due to right knee soreness.

His exit was deemed precautionary and he's considered day-to-day. Nunez was 1-for-2 with a double before departing. Rafael Devers came on to replace him at third base and will likely start for the Red Sox on Friday.
Sep 13 - 8:44 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as his squad pummeled the Marlins on Wednesday.

He popped a solo dinger against Trevor Richards in the third inning, then added an RBI-single as the Red Sox plated 11 runs in the seventh inning. The veteran infielder is serving in a multi-position role this year and has gotten a lot of playing time in the process. He hasn't turned that into fantasy success however, slashing a mediocre .266/.290/.390 with nine home runs, 41 RBI and 52 runs. The biggest disappointment for his fantasy owners has been the lack of stolen bases -- he has just seven this year after swiping 24 last year and 40 the year before that.
Aug 29 - 10:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Steve Pearce
3Sam Travis
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Brock Holt
3Brandon Phillips
4Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Tzu-Wei Lin
3B1Rafael Devers
2Eduardo Nunez
3Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Nathan Eovaldi
6Brian Johnson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Hector Velazquez
8Ryan Brasier
9Drew Pomeranz
10Steven Wright
11Brandon Workman
12Bobby Poyner
13Robby Scott
14William Cuevas