Red Sox Acquire Utility Man, Nunez, From Giants
The Boston Red Sox' recent struggles forced them to make another move Tuesday night.
After promoting top prospect Rafael Devers over the weekend, to help stop the team's poor play at third base, the Sox went out and acquired Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants for a pair of minor league pitchers.
Nunez, who had been playing third base for the Giants and is capable of playing all over the diamond, appears to be Boston's latest attempt at an answer to help solve their hot corner questions.
The 30-year-old has been an above average defender at each position he has played in his career, which includes shortstop, third base, and the corner outfield spots.
He has also been a good hitter for average, posting a career slash line of .279/.317/.405 over eight major league seasons.
While playing for the struggling Giants so far this season, Nunez' offensive production has improved, as he's slashed .308/.334/.417 in 76 games this year.
Sox fans should know Nunez fairly well, as he began his professional career in the New York Yankees system and played for the Bronx Bombers for four season, which is his longest tenure with any club.
In return for Nunez, Boston will be sending minor league pitchers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos to San Francisco. Neither pitcher had pitched above Advanced A ball in the Boston organization.
With the Red Sox sputtering in multiple ways right now, it will be interesting to see what moves, if any, they will continue to make, as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Nunez is a nice piece to add to the club, but not one that can really help their faltering bullpen.