Eduardo Nunez, Infield, San Francisco Giants
Date of Birth: 6/15/1987
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Current Salary: $4,200,000
Eduardo Nunez, infielder for the San Francisco Giants, was first signed by the New York Yankees in 2004. He played in the Yankees' minor league system from 2005 through most of 2010, joining the Yankees for 30 games in 2010.
In 2011, Nunez played in 112 games with the Yankees. That year, he batted .265 with 82 hits, 18 doubles, and 22 stolen bases. The following season, he was primarily in the minor leagues, playing in just 38 games with the Yankees. In 2013, he played in 90 games and he finished the season with 79 hits, 17 doubles, 10 stolen bases, and a .260 batting average.
While with the Yankees, Nunez was expected to be the successor to Derek Jeter at shortstop. That changed in Spring training, 2014, when the Yankees agreed to a new contract with Brendan Ryan. Nunez then battled with Yangervis Solarte for a utility infielder position. He lost that battle and the Yankees traded him to the Minnesota Twins in April, 2014. He finished the 2014 season with 51 hits and a .250 batting average in 72 games.
Nunez played in 72 games with the Twins in 2015. He finished the season with 53 hits, 14 doubles, and a .282 batting average. Defensively, he played 1 game at second base, 16 games at third base, 27 games at shortstop, and 3 games in left field.
Nunez was traded to the Giants on July 28, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with 159 hits, 24 doubles, 16 home runs, 67 RBIs, and a .288 batting average in 91 games with the Twins and 50 games with the Giants. Defensively, he played 6 games at second base, 81 games at third base, and 55 games at shortstop. In the postseason, he had no hits in three at-bats in three games.
Career batting statistics for Nunez through 2016 include:
- 555 games played
- 464 hits
- 105 stolen bases
- 187 RBIs
- 250 strikeouts to 97 walks
- .273 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Nunez as an infielder through 2016 include:
- 29 games played at second base, 195 games played at third base, 254 games played at shortstop
- 863 assists
- 149 double plays
- 406 putouts
- 62 errors