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Eduardo Nunez | Third Baseman | #10

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
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Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) has been scratched from the Giants' lineup Thursday.
Nunez tweaked his left hamstring on Wednesday night and the Giants want to play it safe. It doesn't sound like something that will require a lengthy absence. Christian Arroyo is starting at third base now in the matinee game against the Cubs. May 25 - 12:13 PM

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Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

He'll start at third base and bat sixth versus Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. Nunez tweaked his right hamstring Wednesday but it was obviously nothing serious.
May 25 - 12:01 PM

Eduardo Nunez suffered a minor left hamstring tweak in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

Nunez did not have to leave the game (he finished 2-for-4) and expects to play on Thursday. He has stolen 12 bases this season, but might not be quite as active on the basepaths over the next few days.
May 24 - 11:57 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the ninth to lead the Giants past the Cardinals 6-5 on Friday.

Nunez isn't known as an RBI guy, but he's driven in eight runs in his last five games after totaling seven in 35 games to open the year (even though he spent most of that time hitting sixth and seventh). He needs to be hitting at his absolute peak in order to help a team as a starting left fielder, but the Giants feel that they don't have any better options at the moment. He'll keep playing regularly and stealing bases at a pretty good clip.
May 20 - 2:05 AM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

The Giants were looking at a shutout entering the ninth inning, but Nunez's solo home run off Sergio Romo with one out prevented the blanking. The home run was his first of the season. Nonetheless, the home team would go on to lose 6-1. Nunez has been swinging a hot stick of late, having picked up seven hits in his last 20 at-bats.
May 17 - 6:37 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a steal against the Dodgers on Monday.

Not that it seemed likely the Giants would reduce his role anyway, but any chance of Nunez being turned into a utilityman in the near future disappeared with Hunter Pence's injury. Nunez is hitting .261/.287/.324 at the moment. He remains a viable option in mixed leagues because of the steals, but it'd sure be nice if the Giants could do better in left field.
May 16 - 2:02 AM

Eduardo Nunez is expected to serve as the Giants' everyday left fielder going forward.

Nunez has been all over the diamond this year. He started the year at third base before filling in for Brandon Crawford at shortstop. With Crawford back from the disabled list and rookie Christian Arroyo settling in at the hot corner, Nunez will shift to left field, where has made six starts this season. Nunez has gotten off to a slow start this year, hitting .256 with no homers, seven RBI and seven steals over 33 games.
May 11 - 9:51 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-3 and drove in a run against the Reds on Saturday.

He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then added a double and a single later in the game. He has a .270 batting average with seven RBI and seven stolen bases in 29 games. He hit 16 homers last year but has yet to go deep in 2017.
May 6 - 10:09 PM

Eduardo Nunez finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in Saturday's loss against the Padres.

Nunez kicked off the season with three straight multi-hit games, but he has just three multi-hit performances over his past 20 outings. He has tailed off tremendously, but perhaps Saturday's outing is a sign he is about to turn things around. Nunez remains useful in deeper NL-only formats, especially as a cheap source of steals.
Apr 30 - 1:51 AM

Eduardo Nunez went 0-for-3 in the loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

Even with Denard Span sitting out and a lefty on the mound for Kansas City, Nunez was left in his usual sixth spot in the lineup tonight, while Aaron Hill led off. Nunez has been useful in fantasy leagues thus far, with a .286 average and five steals, but batting sixth means he's going to have to keep running a bunch to maintain his value. He currently has just five runs scored and four RBI through 15 games.
Apr 19 - 10:55 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Thursday’s loss to the Rockies.

Nunez did loft a sacrifice fly against Adam Ottavino in the seventh inning, but his was otherwise a relatively quiet day at the office. Relatively quiet days at the office are something of a rarity for Nunez these days, as he has already notched four multi-hit games, including one three-hit showing and one four-hit performance. Through his first 39 at-bats, he is hitting .359. That average is unlikely to sustain itself. Nunez has never hit higher than .288 in a full season of work.
Apr 14 - 5:20 AM

Eduardo Nunez had four hits in five at-bats Tuesday, pushing his average up to .389.

He also swiped his fifth base. Nunez is making his case to move up in the order, but the Giants still had him batting sixth Tuesday even with Buster Posey, Denard Span and Brandon Crawford all out of the lineup. One would think he should have at least been hitting ahead of Aaron Hill (batting fourth) and Nick Hundley (batting fifth). If Nunez had been hitting cleanup tonight, rather than Hill, the Giants might have won. As it was, Nunez never scored after reaching base four times tonight.
Apr 12 - 1:38 AM

Eduardo Nunez (shoulder) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Nunez has been dealing with soreness in his right shoulder all camp and had a cortisone shot Wednesday. He's in the designated hitter spot Sunday but hopefully should be ready to resume third base duties soon. Nunez is optimistic he'll be ready to go on Opening Day, but it probably can't be considered a given.
Mar 26 - 11:32 AM

An MRI on Eduardo Nunez's right shoulder determined that surgery won't be necessary.

Nunez's right shoulder has bothered him all spring but at least he won't need surgery. He had a cortisone shot on Wednesday, which should dull the pain, at least temporarily. Nunez's goal is to be ready for Opening Day against the Diamondbacks on April 2. That gives him 10 days to get healthy.
Mar 23 - 6:45 PM

Eduardo Nunez (shoulder) had a cortisone shot and is expected to be out for the next 2-3 days.

Nunez has been bothered by right shoulder soreness throughout the spring. That has not alleviated yet. The 29-year-old infielder will take a little time to try to rest up before the final stretch run of spring training. Should this issue continue to linger, it could put Opening Day at risk. For now, rest.
Mar 22 - 7:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Eduardo Nunez
2Mac Williamson
3Justin Ruggiano
4Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Bryan Morris
8Josh Osich
9Will Smith