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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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Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Nunez gave the Sox an early lead with a two-run single in the first inning. All three of his hits were singles, and after his third hit of the night he stole a base -- amazingly just his sixth steal of the year -- and came around to score a run in the fifth inning. After Thursday's showing, the 31-year-old Nunez is hitting a pedestrian .264/.291/.371 in 97 games overall.
Aug 9 - 11:19 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the Yankees on Friday.

Nunez has been a disappointment this season, but he’s shown some signs of life recently by hitting .393 (11-for-28) over his last seven games. With Rafael Devers (hamstring) on the disabled list and Ian Kinsler (hamstring) possibly headed for a DL stint of his own, the opportunities should continue to be there for him.
Aug 3 - 9:51 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Monday's 13-inning win over the Phillies.

Nunez picked up an RBI triple against Aaron Nola in the fifth inning, tying the game at 1-1, where it would remain until Blake Swihart finally ended the contest with a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning. The RBI triple almost never happened, but the ball took off in the air on center fielder Odubel Herrera, who was unable to keep it in front of him, allowing the infielder to make his way around to third while scoring Jackie Bradley. For the campaign as a whole, Nunez is still hitting a relatively forgettable .261/.291/.375 with six home runs, 29 RBI and five steals across 89 games played.
Jul 31 - 12:15 AM

Eduardo Nunez is not in the Red Sox's lineup Thursday against the Angels.

Nunez looked a little gimpy rounding the bases on a home run Wednesday night, though he played the entire game. Brock Holt will spell Nunez at second base and bat sixth against Angels right-hander Jaime Barria in Thursday's series finale. Daily Slant: Boston has the highest team total outside of Coors today so everyone in their lineup is worth considering in DFS today. Nunez will take Devers' spot at 3B and is a nice value play against Colon, who is allowing a 46% hard contact rate to righties this year.
Jun 28 - 4:35 PM

Eduardo Nunez is out of the Red Sox's lineup Thursday against the Astros.

Dustin Pedroia will handle second base and bat fifth in Thursday night's series opener. Nunez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Wednesday in a win over Toronto.
May 31 - 4:13 PM

Eduardo Nunez drove in two of the Red Sox’s six runs Wednesday in a win over the Blue Jays.

Nunez staked Boston to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning by smoking a home run to left field off Sam Gaviglio. He gave the Red Sox an insurance run in the eighth by poking an RBI double to right field. The 30-year-old has had a down year by his standards, though he’s had a good run over his last six games, batting .348 (8-for-23) during that span. Nunez began the year as Boston’s everyday second baseman but has shifted to a utility role since Dustin Pedroia’s return from the DL.
May 30 - 4:52 PM

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

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-5 with a single and a strikeout Friday versus the Blue Jays.

Nunez grounded into a double play in one of his at-bats. The 30-year-old has been filling in for Dustin Pedroia (knee) at second base, but he’s been a big disappointment so far, batting .239/.264/.373 with three homers and two steals through 34 games. The lack of speed has been especially frustrating for fantasy owners to take. With Pedroia nearing a minor league rehab assignment, Nunez will likely soon be looking at a diminished role.
May 11 - 11:32 PM

Eduardo Nunez singled, doubled and scored both of the Red Sox' runs in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Nunez also stole his second base of the season, which is a disappointing total for a guy who fantasy owners drafted largely for his speed. Of course, you can't run if you're not getting on base, and Nunez has just a .268 OBP.
May 8 - 11:14 PM

Slated for the night off, Eduardo Nunez instead wound up with four at-bats Tuesday against the Royals and hit a game-tying homer in the 12th.

Nunez almost came up big again with the Red Sox down a run in the 13th, but his drive to center field was caught at the wall. Nunez, who still isn't running at full speed after injuring his knee in the playoffs, might still get a real day off soon. He ended up playing six innings at second base after pinch-hitting for Tzu-Wei Lin tonight.
May 1 - 11:43 PM

Eduardo Nunez slugged a three-run homer in Friday’s 7-3 victory over the Orioles.

The Red Sox got to Chris Tillman for four runs in the first inning, and Nunez’s blast over the Green Monster was the biggest blow. The 30-year-old has yet to steal a base, but he’s contributed with a .271/.314/.500 batting line to go along with two homers, six RBI, and nine runs scored through 12 games.
Apr 14 - 12:49 AM

Eduardo Nunez contributed two hits Wednesday in the Red Sox’s win over the Yankees.

Nunez beat out an infield single in the second and led off the third inning with a double to left field. Both hits came off Sonny Gray, who was pounded for six runs—two of them scored by Nunez—in only three innings of work. Nunez seemed to be favoring his knee after his infield hit and was replaced by Brock Holt at second base following a 45-minute rain delay in the sixth inning. It’s the same knee that caused him trouble down the stretch last season. At least the weather is finally starting to warm up in Boston with temperatures expected in the 60s on Friday. That's good news for Nunez and his balky knee.
Apr 12 - 11:20 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a two-run, inside-the-park home run in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

It was a case of some unfamiliarity between center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and new left fielder Denard Span as the two converged on a soft fly ball from Nunez, as the ball bounced between them and a sliding Span took out Kiermaier, allowing Nunez to race around the bases. Nunez also doubled in the game. He was terrific after joining the Red Sox midseason last year, and should be a strong offensive player once again in a potent Sox offense.
Mar 29 - 7:52 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in a spring win over the Astros on Saturday.

All three hits were singles, including one in the sixth inning that plated Christian Vazquez and Mookie Betts to put the game out of reach. Nunez will serve as a super-utility player this year and has the talent to put up nice fantasy numbers if he gets enough playing time. He had a .313 batting average with 12 homers and 24 stolen bases in 114 games last year. He stole 40 bags the year before.
Mar 24 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Dan Butler
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Steve Pearce
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Brock Holt
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Eduardo Nunez
3Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Nathan Eovaldi
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Brian Johnson
8Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Hector Velazquez
8Ryan Brasier
9Austin Maddox