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Eduardo Nunez | Shortstop | #9

Team: Minnesota Twins
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 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

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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

Eduardo Nunez homered, walked and drove in two runs Monday against the Astros.

The Twins are getting Trevor Plouffe back, so Nunez is about to lose almost all of his playing time at third base. It'll be interesting to see what the Twins do now, given that he's been one of their most productive players (.371/.415/.441 in 59 AB). He's a big defensive downgrade from Eduardo Escobar at shortstop, and while he has some outfield experience, he's never played center in the majors. Most likely, Nunez will sit most of the time, though he should get the occasional start in left.
May 2 - 11:57 PM

Eduardo Nunez showed no ill effects of his forearm injury on Friday, going 3-for-3 with a double as the Twins secured their first victory of the season over the Angels.

Nunez, hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Twins lineup with Brian Dozier getting the night off, scored a pair of runs and collected an RBI in the contest. He's off to a fantastic start, hitting .778 (7-for-9) with two RBI and a stolen base.
Apr 16 - 8:01 AM

Eduardo Nunez (forearm) struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday.

Nunez suffered a bruised right forearm when he was hit by a pitch Sunday, but Twins manager Paul Molitor turned to him to hit over the struggling Byung Ho Park against David Robertson in the ninth inning. It didn't work out, but it sounds like Nunez isn't far off.
Apr 12 - 8:47 AM

Eduardo Nunez has a bruised right forearm.

Nunez got hit by a Wade Davis pitch on Sunday. "I thought it was broken," he told the media on Monday. "I couldn’t even feel my arm." Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 11 - 2:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez is reportedly fine after getting hit drilled by a Wade Davis offering during Sunday's game against the Royals.

X-rays have come back negative and Nunez is listed as day-to-day. Expect him to return to action sometime early in the week.
Apr 10 - 10:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers