A Trade Deadline acquisition a few seasons ago, the Red Sox veteran will be looking for work elsewhere.
It was announced Monday afternoon that the Red Sox have designated Eduardo Nunez for assignment. He’ll have the option of accepting a trip to Pawtucket, but the veteran will likely search for work elsewhere.
As I’ve previously mentioned, the 2019 season has been incredibly underwhelming for Eduardo Nunez. He’s had ample opportunities, but has been unable to find any sort of rhythm at the plate to the tune of a .228 average and a .548 OPS.
When Dustin Pedroia went down earlier this season, it was assumed that Brock Holt and Nunez would be able to hold down the metaphorical fort, but between injuries and zero productivity the job was handed elsewhere. At this point, it’s been a matter of Marco Hernandez and Michael Chavis producing offensively (and defensively), while Nunez being a major liability. As a pinch hitter, Alex Cora seemed to have an affinity for the veteran, but it looks like Dave Dombrowski’s patience has expired.
Of course, Red Sox fans are thankful for Nunez’ contributions for the World Series title last season, but baseball is a business after all. Boston has been stuck in the middle of a season-long trend of mediocrity and it looks like the utility man was the first, of a likely couple, to be released as a result.