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Edurado Nunez is having a great season with the Red Sox since being acquired before the Trade Deadline. He’s batting .319 with eight homeruns, and 27 RBI’S. In 163 at bats he has 22 runs and 52 hits – all signs point to resigning the former San Francisco Giant.
He was quoted saying “when I was with the Yankees we hated Boston. I didn’t know what it was to be on that side. But I love it. There’s alot of young players here there’s a lot of great talent here and that’s all that matters.”
It’s a fun group of players they have right now and, even though Nunez is a free agent at the end of this season, the Red Sox just might be at the top of his list. Nunez said yesterday “I would like to come back it’s a great organization, a great group. Every year you have a chance to go to the playoffs so that’s a gift.”
Nunez is making 4.5 million this season, but with his production in the AL East, he’s sure to cash in on his play.
Nunez is currently injured with a bruised knee and a PCL sprain. The plan is to have him back this weekend for the Cincinnati Reds series.
It’s worth noting that he is a great clubhouse guy, bringing positive vibes to the clubhouse. Nunez is 30 years old and with those numbers and 24 stolen bases this season he deserves what’s coming to him.
Bringing the beloved utility man back to Boston seems to be a no-brainer. He has been everything that Dave Dombrowski could have anticipated acquiring and more. Despite the possibility of battling for a permanent position in the offseason, there is little doubt that Nunez can contribute to this team.
This won’t be a situation where Nunez gets a massive payday, so it makes sense to keep him in the place where he has exploded with productivity.