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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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Eduardo Nunez's (knee) rehab may take longer than anticipated, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
Nunez was unable to run the bases on Wednesday as he had been expected to. He'll now attempt that on Friday before the game in Cincinnati. He's been out of the lineup since September 10 with the PCL injury and it's looking at this point like he might only get in a few token appearances before the playoffs. Sep 20 - 5:42 PM

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Eduardo Nunez (knee) plans to run the bases Wednesday and do more tests Friday before hopefully returning to the Red Sox' lineup.

Nunez hasn't played since September 9 due to a nagging knee injury. He's filled a super utility role since joining the Red Sox and the club will probably be careful with his playing time down the stretch as they prepare for the postseason even if he's cleared to return this weekend. Thus, fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting much.
Sep 18 - 4:11 PM

Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox plan to explore a new contract with impending free agent Eduardo Nunez.

While Nunez is currently sidelined with a knee injury, he has been great since coming over from the Giants, batting .319/.351/.534 with eight homers, 27 RBI, and six steals over 37 games. He'd presumably fill a utility role if he returns, so he could find a more attractive situation elsewhere. Of course, he could be willing to accept a utility role if the price is right.
Sep 18 - 9:12 AM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) did some throwing, fielded grounders, and hit in the cage on Saturday.

Nunez continues to make solid progress from his knee sprain. The thought is that he could return by the end of Boston's current road trip, which concludes next Sunday.
Sep 16 - 4:59 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) took batting practice and made some throws Friday.

Nunez hasn't played in a week and has already been ruled out through the weekend due to a sore knee, but he's feeling better. He could be back sometime during the Red Sox' road trip, which runs through September 24.
Sep 15 - 4:05 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Eduardo Nunez (knee) will be out for at least another week.

Farrell revealed to reporters that Nunez is dealing with a knee sprain in addition to a bruise. The versatile 30-year-old has been a nice surprise since coming over from the Giants in a July 26 trade, slashing .319/.351/.534 with eight home runs, 27 RBI, and 22 runs scored in 37 games. His absence will certainly hurt for Boston.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 12 - 4:35 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) remains out of the Red Sox lineup Tuesday versus the A's.

Nunez has been sidelined since leaving Saturday's game against the Rays with a sore knee. He's still considered day-to-day.
Sep 12 - 3:08 PM

Eduardo Nunez (knee) is hoping to return to the Red Sox' lineup Tuesday.

Nunez departed Saturday's game with a sore knee and is sitting out Sunday. He's hoping some treatment Sunday and Monday during the off day will get the knee in good enough shape to give it a go Tuesday.
Sep 10 - 11:43 AM

Eduardo Nunez was lifted from Saturday's game against the Rays with an apparent hamstring injury.

Nunez pulled up lame after legging out an infield single in the bottom of the sixth inning. Xander Bogaerts was supposed to get the night off but had to enter the game in Nunez's place. There should be an official diagnosis soon from Fenway Park.
Sep 9 - 8:02 PM

Eduardo Nunez (back) returned to the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Nunez was held out of Friday's game due to mid-back spasms, but it doesn't appear to have been a major issue. He's hitting .311/.343/.528 with eight homers, 27 RBI and five stolen bases in his first 36 games with the Red Sox.
Sep 9 - 3:19 PM

Eduardo Nunez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday due to mid-back spasms.

Nunez felt the spasms on Wednesday and the off day evidently wasn't enough for him to get over the ailment. However, manager John Farrell expects to have Nunez back Saturday. Dustin Pedroia is at second base and leading off Friday, while Xander Bogaerts is at shortstop and Rafael Devers is at third.
Sep 8 - 4:38 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-3 with a walk and two steals Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox went 4-for-4 stealing bases tonight against Miguel Montero, who has struggled to throw out anyone this year. Nunez has stepped up the power with the Red Sox, but he had stolen just three bases in 35 games for Boston after coming in at 18 in 76 games for the Giants.
Sep 6 - 11:31 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Monday night's loss to the Blue Jays.

Nunez plated Chris Young and Christian Vazquez on a single to right field in the bottom of the second inning and he drove in Vazquez again with another single to right in the bottom of the sixth. Boston managed only one other run in the game, on a Mitch Moreland force out in the bottom of the seventh. Nunez started at third base and batted leadoff in this one with Rafael Devers getting the night off. The versatile veteran continues to be a valuable piece of the Red Sox roster.
Sep 4 - 11:16 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 and scored the Red Sox' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Nunez doubled, advanced to third on a ground ball and scampered home on a wild pitch in the sixth inning, tying the game at 1-1. That would wind up being the extent of their offense in the game though. Nunez has been a tremendous addition for the Red Sox and is now hitting .309/.338/.463 with 12 homers, 55 RBI and 21 swipes on the season.
Sep 2 - 4:10 PM

Eduardo Nunez socked a two-run homer in Friday’s 4-1 victory over the Yankees.

On second thought, maybe the Yankees are cool with him bunting. Nunez continues to be money for the Red Sox and he should play an active role even with Dustin Pedroia back from the disabled list. He started at shortstop on Friday in place of the slumping Xander Bogaerts.
Sep 1 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Josh Rutledge
5Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Rajai Davis
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Doug Fister
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Addison Reed
3Joe Kelly
4Matt Barnes
5Carson Smith
6Heath Hembree
7Fernando Abad
8Brandon Workman
9Blaine Boyer
10Austin Maddox
11Robbie Ross
12Tyler Thornburg
13Robby Scott
14Roenis Elias