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Eduardo Nunez | Third 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
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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

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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

Eduardo Nunez (knee) is on the Red Sox roster for the ALDS against the Astros.

Nunez appeared in just one game over the final three weeks of the regular season because of a nagging right knee injury, but he felt good after participating in Wednesday's team workout and he could see some starts against Houston's left-handed pitchers in this best-of-five Division Series matchup.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 11:24:00 AM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) took infield practice during the Red Sox workout on Wednesday.

It doesn't guarantee that Nunez will be on the roster for Boston's ALDS series against the Astros, but it's a good sign. If he can go, there's a good chance he'll start against southpaws in the playoffs, and that could mean a start against Dallas Kuechel in Game 2.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that "everything points to" Eduardo Nunez (knee) being on the ALDS roster.

The Red Sox are still trying to get a read on his ability to play defense, but Nunez said his knee felt good during a simulated game on Monday. Assuming all goes well, Nunez could start at third base in Game 2 against Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 02:04:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) said he "didn't feel anything" in his knee swinging the bat and getting out of the batters' box during a simulated game on Monday.

Nunez has appeared in just one game since September 9 due to a nagging right knee injury, but he's moving in the right direction. It now seems likely he'll be a part of Boston's roster for the ALDS.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 01:24:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) ran the bases and did some hitting on Monday.

Nunez has played just one game over the last three and a half weeks due to a right knee injury. The hope is that he'll be cleared for the ALDS, which begins Thursday, but it's unclear at this point how big of a role he'd be able to play.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season.

Nunez aggravated his right knee injury on Monday after a two-week absence and hasn't played since. He's been working out and the hope is that he'll be cleared to play in the ALDS, although it doesn't appear it's a given at this point.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) ran a series of sprints on Thursday afternoon.

He also ran and took batting practice on Wednesday. It sounds like Nunez could return to action for the Red Sox at some point this weekend, in anticipation of next week's American League Division Series. The versatile 30-year-old re-aggravated his lingering right knee injury on Monday.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hector Velazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Bryce Brentz
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Jalen Beeks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joe Kelly
3Matt Barnes
4Carson Smith
5Heath Hembree
6Brandon Workman
7Austin Maddox
8Robby Scott
9Roenis Elias
10Hector Velazquez
11Tyler Thornburg
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Ty Buttrey