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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Eduardo Nunez was removed from Sunday's game against the Royals after getting hit by a pitch in his forearm.

Nunez was in obvious pain after getting drilled, but stayed in to run the bases for himself before he was replaced defensively by Trevor Plouffe the following inning. The Twins should provide an update on his status after the game.
Apr 10 - 5:41 PM

Twins and INF Eduardo Nunez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.

It's a nice little raise for Nunez after he hit .282/.327/.431 for the Twins in 2015 while playing four different positions. He'll return to a utility role in 2016.
Jan 15 - 1:02 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

The home run was Nunez's second of the weekend series and his fourth of the season. Playing in a utility role, he's posted some respectable numbers, including a .268/.305/.433 triple-slash with the four homers, 19 RBI and five steals across 164 at-bats. He doesn't see enough playing time for legitimate fantasy consideration, but as a real-life baseball player, he's doing exactly what he should be doing.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Friday's win over the Astros.

Nunez cranked a solo home run in the third inning off Astros starter Scott Kazmir for the game's first run. He would also drive home the game's final run just an inning later, this time on a ground out. The utility infielder's done a nice job in his relatively limited playing time, hitting .269/.306/.419 with three homers, 17 RBI and five steals over 160 at-bats.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:43:00 AM

Eduardo Nunez finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Twins trumped the Reds 8-5 on Tuesday.

Nunez and the Twins racked up 15 hits against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds bullpen. The shortstop had three of them, collecting two singles and a double. He also stole his third base of the season. Nunez' usage has been inexplicable at times -- the light-hitting shortstop has served as the team's designated hitter in 11 games this year -- but he's put up decent numbers through 33 games, hitting .305/.350/.516 with 11 RBI and 13 runs scored. Perhaps he'll begin garnering more of the playing time at short with his hot hitting.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBI, helping the Twins defeat the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Nunez hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie, then added insurance in the eighth with an RBI infield single. He has hit safely in each of his last six starts, bringing his triple-slash line up to .323/.357/.538 with seven RBI in 70 plate appearances.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
2Max Kepler
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
6Pat Dean
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Zack Jones
11Neil Ramirez