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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases in a loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

Nunez' overall numbers have declined since his All-Star first half, but the 29-year-old is still contributing with his legs. Nunez now has 26 steals on the year, most in the American League. He's hitting .298/.326/.445 in 89 games.
Jul 26 - 10:52 PM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Indians have expressed interest in Eduardo Nunez of the Twins.

Nunez has been in a steady state of regression for a couple of months, but he's still enjoying the best year of his career by far, batting .298/.324/.446 with 12 home runs, 46 RBI, and 24 stolen bases in 88 games. The 29-year-old can also play all around the diamond defensively, which fits well with this current Cleveland roster. Nunez is making $1.48 million in 2016 and carries one more year of arbitration eligibility in 2017.
Jul 26 - 3:58 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-6 with three RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.

Nunez had an RBI single in the second inning and chipped in a two-run single in the Twins' five-run seventh inning. The stolen base was his 24th of the season, already a single-season best for the 29-year-old. It's been a year to remember all around for Nunez, who's hitting .302/.328/.452 overall.
Jul 24 - 12:43 AM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and the Twins beat down the Rangers 10-1 on Thursday.

Nunez also walked twice in the contest, reaching base five times atop the Twins' lineup. That shouldn't surprise anyone who's paid attention to the 29-year-old's first half, as Nunez has ranked among the most surprising breakout stars this year. Nunez is hitting .321/.349/.485 with 37 RBI, 44 runs scored and 20 steals, third-most in the AL. There remains skepticism whether he'll be able to keep it up in the second half, but nobody can take the first half away from the first-time All-Star.
Jul 8 - 1:01 AM

Eduardo Nunez shredded the Rangers for four hits Saturday as the Twins cruised to a 17-5 victory.

Nunez anchored Saturday's slugfest with two doubles and a pair of singles. He also contributed three runs and two RBI. The 29-year-old owns the American League's seventh-highest batting average (.322) and is third in steals (18) behind Rajai Davis and Jose Altuve. Don't be surprised if Nunez makes his first All-Star team when the rosters are announced on Sunday.
Jul 2 - 6:12 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-5 with a home run in the Twins' loss on Wednesday.

His surprisingly good season continues. Now batting .316 with 11 home runs, the 29-year-old veteran is smashing his career highs in every category this year. He is eligible at third base and shortstop, and could soon gain eligibility at second base in many formats. He is making the most of his first real chance at everyday playing time.
Jun 29 - 11:40 PM

Eduardo Nunez is getting the day off Thursday.

Eduardo Escobar will start at shortstop and bat second versus Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. Nunez has run into some natural regression over the last few weeks, but he still boasts a .313/.345/.472 season slash line with nine home runs and 17 RBI in 62 total games.
Jun 23 - 11:25 AM

Eduardo Nunez clubbed a pair of solo home runs on Tuesday as the Twins outlasted the Marlins in 11 innings.

Nunez got the game started with a bang, launching a leadoff solo shot off of Marlins starter Adam Conley. He victimized Conley again in the fifth inning, pulling the Twins to within a run at 4-3. He is having an outstanding season, slashing .337/.364/.545 with nine homers, 24 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He has been one of the top offensive performers at the shortstop position and should be started in all mixed leagues going forward.
Jun 7 - 11:39 PM

Eduardo Nunez continued his dream season in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Mariners, pounding out four hits, including his fifth homer of the year.

Nunez is now hitting .333/.363/.510 in one of the more unexpected performances of the year. He’s bounced around from third base to shortstop to second base defensively, which has helped his playing time remain high. Although his .366 BABIP suggests that his batting average should drop, he has an outside chance to hit double-digit homers and steal 20-plus bases. No shortstop did that in 2015.
May 29 - 1:43 AM

Eduardo Nunez blasted a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Saturday, capping off a five-run inning that propelled the Twins to a 5-3 victory over J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays.

The Twins offense had been held in check all afternoon until the five-run explosion in the eighth. Nunez also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. He's now hitting a cool .331/.367/.492 with three long balls and 17 RBI on the season.
May 21 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
3Jarrett Parker
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Hunter Strickland
4Will Smith
5Javier Lopez
6George Kontos
7Josh Osich
8Cory Gearrin
9Derek Law