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Eduardo Nunez | Third Baseman | #10

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
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Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.
In what was a tightly pitched contest throughout, Nunez's solo home run off Rich Hill in the fifth inning snapped a scoreless tie. Since coming over to the Giants via a July trade, the 29-year-old infielder owns a .273/.335/.442 triple-slash with four homers and 19 RBI over 163 at-bats. He has picked up at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games. Sep 21 - 2:13 AM

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Eduardo Nunez will hit leadoff Monday against the Dodgers.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is shaking things up a bit against Clayton Kershaw. Gorkys Hernandez will start in center field and hit fifth while Madison Bumgarner will move into the No. 8 spot. Kelby Tomlinson will start at second base and bat ninth while Joe Panik is on the bench.

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

He scored a go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by pitcher Jeff Samardzija in the fifth inning but that lead would get blown in the ninth. He recently missed a few games with a sore oblique. He is batting .286/.326/.435 with 15 homers, 65 RBI and 36 stolen bases split between the Twins and Giants.
Sep 18 - 12:19 AM

Eduardo Nunez (oblique) went 3-for-4 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Nunez has been dealing with a minor oblique ailment of late but obviously didn't have any issues in this one. He should be back in the lineup again Friday.
Sep 16 - 8:15 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Eduardo Nunez's injury is more toward his oblique.

It had been described previously as neck soreness. Nunez is out a third straight game Wednesday afternoon against the Padres, though Bochy said he could return for Friday night's series opener versus the visiting Cardinals. Nunez is batting .252/.318/.417 with three homers, 18 RBI, and nine steals in 39 games since the Giants acquired him from the Twins.
Sep 14 - 2:52 PM

Eduardo Nunez (back) remains out Wednesday.

Nunez has now missed three straight games because of this back issue. Conor Gillaspie will start at third base and bat eighth Wednesday afternoon against Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo.
Sep 14 - 1:46 PM

Eduardo Nunez remains out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday due to back soreness.

The back issue led to Nunez being scratched from Monday's series opener versus the Padres. Ehire Adrianza will start at third base and bat eighth on Tuesday night against San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard.
Sep 13 - 7:57 PM

Eduardo Nunez was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Padres.

No word yet on the reason for the change. Conor Gillaspie will fill in at third base.
Sep 12 - 6:38 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 with two RBI and stole a base against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He also worked a walk. His stats have fallen off a bit since being traded from the Twins to the Giants. That happens a lot when hitters change leagues. Overall for the season his production has been excellent. He has a .284 batting average with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and 36 stolen bases. Not bad for a guy who wasn't even drafted in most leagues back in March.
Sep 10 - 11:51 PM

Eduardo Nunez hit his 15th home run of the season and collected two RBI as the Giants edged the Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday.

Nunez homered off Rockies starter Tyler Anderson in the third inning, a solo shot, and tied the game in the eighth with an RBI groundout. He's got just three homers and is hitting .230 since joining the Giants in late July, but anyone who was paying attention could see the 29-year-old was due for some regression after a ridiculous first half. Nunez is hitting .280/.318/.432 with 15 homers and 34 steals overall.
Sep 7 - 12:22 AM

Eduardo Nunez went 4-for-4 with a two-run triple, a steal and three total RBI in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Nunez hit a two-run triple as part of a five-run fourth by the Giants. He would add to his RBI total with a run-scoring single one inning later. Since coming over to the National League from the Twins near the end of July, the 29-year-old infielder has struggled to acclimate. He entered Thursday's contest hitting just .200/.294/.367 in 60 at-bats. That was boosted to .250/.333/.438 after his four-hit showing. Hitting prowess aside, Nunez has swiped 30 bases between the Twins and Giants.
Aug 19 - 2:10 AM

Eduardo Nunez went 4-for-5 and scored three runs in the Giants' victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

Two of the hits were triples. The 29-year-old is making the most of his first real opportunity as an everyday starter in the big leagues. He is batting .293 with 12 homers, 52 runs and 49 RBI. His biggest fantasy contribution is 28 stolen bases, which ranks him fourth in the majors in that category.
Aug 6 - 10:53 PM

Eduardo Nunez provided a pair of hits Saturday in the Giants' win over the Nationals.

Nunez broke things open with a bases-loaded double off Reynaldo Lopez in the fourth inning. He also added a single and a stolen base. Nunez started the game at shortstop but finished it at third base. The 29-year-old was a great pickup by the Giants and should give them a nice boost down the stretch.
Jul 30 - 8:15 PM

Eduardo Nunez has arrived in San Francisco and will be available off of the bench for Friday's game against the Nationals.

He'll make his first start with his new club on Saturday. The All-Star shortstop was hitting .296 with 12 homers, 47 RBI and 26 stolen bases with the Twins prior to Thursday's trade.
Jul 29 - 9:01 PM

Giants acquired SS Eduardo Nunez from the Twins in exchange for LHP Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez had drawn interest from a number of teams before this trade including the Indians. Nunez mostly played shortstop for Minnesota but he's also spent a fair amount at third base and even started a few games at second earlier this year. He'll likely begin his Giants tenure at the hot corner while Matt Duffy continues to recover from an Achilles injury. Nunez has had a career season, hitting .296 with 12 HR, 47 RBI and 26 steals. The 29-year-old should eventually settle into a super utility role for the Giants.
Jul 28 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
3Jarrett Parker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Jake Peavy
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hunter Strickland
2Sergio Romo
3Santiago Casilla
4Will Smith
5Derek Law
6Javier Lopez
7Cory Gearrin
8Josh Osich
9George Kontos
10Steven Okert
11Matt Reynolds
12Ty Blach
13Matt Cain
14Joe Nathan