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Eduardo Nunez | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
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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

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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

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

Nunez had been on the shelf since April 30 due to an oblique issue. He'll resume his role as a utility infielder for the Twins.
Sun, May 17, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Eduardo Nunez (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment in the next few days.

Nunez hit on the field before Saturday's game with no issues. He should need too many rehab contests, putting himself in position for activation possibly later this week.
Sun, May 17, 2015 09:23:00 AM

Eduardo Nunez (oblique) will resume swinging a bat this week.

He's coming up on two weeks missed with a left oblique strain. Nunez figures to need a few rehab games before returning but could be back before the end of the month if all goes well.
Tue, May 12, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Twins placed INF Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a left oblique strain.

Nunez tweaked the oblique over the weekend and tested it out during batting practice on Tuesday, to no avail. Doug Bernier's being called up to take his place on the roster. Working in a bench utility role, Nunez has only seen 22 at-bats this season, but he's made the most of them, racking up nine hits. He hit .250/.271/.382 in 201 at-bats during the 2014 campaign. There's no immediate timetable for his return.
Tue, May 5, 2015 11:28:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone