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Eduardo Nunez | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 and homered off the Orioles' Bud Norris on Tuesday.
Since Danny Santana is set to play shortstop this year, Nunez may see more time in the outfield than the infield for the Twins. It's too bad he's not much of an option in center or he'd be a fantasy sleeper with his steal potential. As is, he might be in line for less action that last year, assuming he stays with the Twins. Mar 17 - 6:04 PM

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Twins and INF Eduardo Nunez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.025 million contract.

Nunez was eligible for arbitration for the first time. The utility player batted .250/.271/.382 for the Twins in 2014 and will back up at multiple positions in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:12 PM

Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels have discussed Eduardo Nunez with the Twins.

Eduardo Escobar is another possibility with the Twins. The Angels have cast a wide net in their search for a backup infielder, with Colorado's Josh Rutledge and Boston's Brock Holt also in the mix.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Nunez had just two hits in his previous 21 at-bats coming into the game, but he led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a double and came around to score one batter later. The stolen base was his ninth in 12 attempts this season. Nunez will continue to function as a role player heading into the 2015 season.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run, but the Twins were defeated late by the Angels on Thursday.

Nunez enjoyed a four-hit night on Wednesday and kept it up on Thursday, slugging a three-run home run off of Hector Santiago in the sixth inning, tying the game up at 4-4. Overall, Nunez has been lackluster at the plate, slashing .266/.290/.401 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 185 plate appearances.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base and run scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Every batter in the Twins lineup scored at least once, but none scored more than Nunez. The shortstop actually scored twice in the Twins' nine-run eighth inning. The stolen base was his fifth of the season. He started out hot out of the gate, but the Nunez is batting just .252/.283/.367 and isn't much of an option for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the Twins' lopsided 10-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday.

Nunez contributed an RBI single in the fourth inning before launching a solo home run in the sixth. The homer was his third of the year to go with 14 RBI. He also scored the first run of the game. The 27-year-old has been on fire through his first 27 games, posting a .321/.354/.487 line, and with Danny Santana out he'll continue to find regular at-bats in the near term.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Twins activated UTIL Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list.

Nunez was out for a little over two weeks because of a right hamstring strain. The 27-year-old utilityman is hitting .290/.319/.435 in 25 games with Minnesota.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) has reported no issues through his first three minor league rehab games and is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Nunez, currently on a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain, has been sidelined since June 15 with a strained right hamstring. In his first 25 games before the injury, he was hitting .290/.319/.435 with two homers and 11 RBI.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain on Thursday.

Nunez will be eligible to return at the end of the month, and the fact that he's starting a rehab assignment now means he'll likely be activated when first eligible. Nunez was batting .290/.319/.435 in 25 games before the injury.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Twins placed INF Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 15, with a right hamstring strain.

The move clears a spot for Thursday's starter, Yohan Pino, on the active roster. Nunez tweaked his hamstring over the weekend and will now get some extended rest.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) passed pre-game tests Tuesday is available off the bench.

Nunez hasn't played since aggravating his right hamstring injury Saturday, but he's ready to roll now. The infielder is batting .290/.319/.435 over 25 games for the Twins this season.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is not available Monday.

Nunez aggravated his right hamstring Saturday and will now miss his second straight game. He's considered day-to-day.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

The Twins got massacred, but not for lack of effort on Nunez' part. The 26-year-old hit his second home run of the season when it was still a game, and he added an RBI single in the seventh inning. He's now hitting .291/.316/.436 in 55 at-bats this year.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Making his fifth career start in left field, Nunez punctuated the Twins' three-run, eighth-inning rally with a base knock that scored Josmil Pinto. He got thrown out at second base while trying to stretch the hit to a double, but the damage had already been done. Nunez has made three straight starts for the Twins and could churn out some value in AL-only leagues.
Sun, May 11, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar