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Eduardo Nunez | Designated Hitter

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Eduardo Nunez finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Twins trumped the Reds 8-5 on Tuesday.
Nunez and the Twins racked up 15 hits against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds bullpen. The shortstop had three of them, collecting two singles and a double. He also stole his third base of the season. Nunez' usage has been inexplicable at times -- the light-hitting shortstop has served as the team's designated hitter in 11 games this year -- but he's put up decent numbers through 33 games, hitting .305/.350/.516 with 11 RBI and 13 runs scored. Perhaps he'll begin garnering more of the playing time at short with his hot hitting. Jul 1 - 12:35 AM

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Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBI, helping the Twins defeat the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Nunez hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie, then added insurance in the eighth with an RBI infield single. He has hit safely in each of his last six starts, bringing his triple-slash line up to .323/.357/.538 with seven RBI in 70 plate appearances.
Jun 17 - 11:21 PM

Twins activated INF Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list.

Nunez had been on the shelf since April 30 due to an oblique issue. He'll resume his role as a utility infielder for the Twins.
May 17 - 6:40 PM

Eduardo Nunez (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment in the next few days.

Nunez hit on the field before Saturday's game with no issues. He should need too many rehab contests, putting himself in position for activation possibly later this week.
May 17 - 9:23 AM

Eduardo Nunez (oblique) will resume swinging a bat this week.

He's coming up on two weeks missed with a left oblique strain. Nunez figures to need a few rehab games before returning but could be back before the end of the month if all goes well.
May 12 - 6:21 PM

Twins placed INF Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a left oblique strain.

Nunez tweaked the oblique over the weekend and tested it out during batting practice on Tuesday, to no avail. Doug Bernier's being called up to take his place on the roster. Working in a bench utility role, Nunez has only seen 22 at-bats this season, but he's made the most of them, racking up nine hits. He hit .250/.271/.382 in 201 at-bats during the 2014 campaign. There's no immediate timetable for his return.
May 5 - 11:28 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 and homered off the Orioles' Bud Norris on Tuesday.

Since Danny Santana is set to play shortstop this year, Nunez may see more time in the outfield than the infield for the Twins. It's too bad he's not much of an option in center or he'd be a fantasy sleeper with his steal potential. As is, he might be in line for less action that last year, assuming he stays with the Twins.
Mar 17 - 6:04 PM

Twins and INF Eduardo Nunez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.025 million contract.

Nunez was eligible for arbitration for the first time. The utility player batted .250/.271/.382 for the Twins in 2014 and will back up at multiple positions in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:12 PM

Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels have discussed Eduardo Nunez with the Twins.

Eduardo Escobar is another possibility with the Twins. The Angels have cast a wide net in their search for a backup infielder, with Colorado's Josh Rutledge and Boston's Brock Holt also in the mix.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Nunez had just two hits in his previous 21 at-bats coming into the game, but he led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a double and came around to score one batter later. The stolen base was his ninth in 12 attempts this season. Nunez will continue to function as a role player heading into the 2015 season.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run, but the Twins were defeated late by the Angels on Thursday.

Nunez enjoyed a four-hit night on Wednesday and kept it up on Thursday, slugging a three-run home run off of Hector Santiago in the sixth inning, tying the game up at 4-4. Overall, Nunez has been lackluster at the plate, slashing .266/.290/.401 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 185 plate appearances.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base and run scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Every batter in the Twins lineup scored at least once, but none scored more than Nunez. The shortstop actually scored twice in the Twins' nine-run eighth inning. The stolen base was his fifth of the season. He started out hot out of the gate, but the Nunez is batting just .252/.283/.367 and isn't much of an option for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the Twins' lopsided 10-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday.

Nunez contributed an RBI single in the fourth inning before launching a solo home run in the sixth. The homer was his third of the year to go with 14 RBI. He also scored the first run of the game. The 27-year-old has been on fire through his first 27 games, posting a .321/.354/.487 line, and with Danny Santana out he'll continue to find regular at-bats in the near term.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Twins activated UTIL Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list.

Nunez was out for a little over two weeks because of a right hamstring strain. The 27-year-old utilityman is hitting .290/.319/.435 in 25 games with Minnesota.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) has reported no issues through his first three minor league rehab games and is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Nunez, currently on a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain, has been sidelined since June 15 with a strained right hamstring. In his first 25 games before the injury, he was hitting .290/.319/.435 with two homers and 11 RBI.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Kevin Jepsen
5Casey Fien
6J.R. Graham
7Ryan Pressly
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke