Eduardo Nunez Celebrity Life
Eduardo Nunez was born on 15th June 1987 and is a professional baseball infielder and is currently a free agent. Nunez is a citizen of the Dominican Republic and has represented teams like Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, and New York Yankees in Major League Baseball. While his primary position is shortstop, he plays as a utility infielder but has also been an outfielder for the Yankees.
Nunez was signed by the Yankees in 2004 as an international free agent. The player played baseball in minor leagues in this organization from 2005 to 2010. He made his debut in MLB by playing for the New York Yankees from 2005-2010. However, his performances were inconsistent and the Yankees designated him for assignment at the beginning of the season of 2014.
Nunez was traded to the Minnesota Twins and had a breakout season the following year when his name was included in the All-Star Game of the MLB. In 2016, the player was traded to the San Francisco Giants and he was traded to the Red Sox to the following year, The Red Sox released him in 2019.
In February 2004, Nunez was assigned by the New York Yankees as a free agent internationally. he was introduced to his childhood idol Derek Jeter by the organization at one of the press conferences where it was communicated to Jeter that Nunez was his replacement as the starting shortstop of the Yankees. He played his professional debut game in minor league with the Straten Island Yankees in the season of 2005. The player also represented the organization in the All-Star Game of the Class A Short-Season New York-Pennsylvania League.
It was the same season when te Yankees bagged their league championship for the third time in a row. The player was tipped as the New York-Penn League's 4th best prospect. The organization assigned the player to the Tampa Yankees in 2006. When he struggled with his performance, he was demoted by the Yankees to the Charleston RiverDogs of SAL or the Class A South Atlantic League. He had a batting average of 214 for Charleston and Tampa.
Nunez began the season of 2007 with Charleston but was promoted to Tampa by the Yankees on 28th July. In 2008, he played for the Tampa and was elevated to the Class AA Eastern League's Trenton Thunder for the season of 2009. His batting average in one hundred and twenty-three games was 322 with Trenton while appearing in the Eastern League All-Star Game. The following season saw the Yankees including Nunez in their forty-man roster so that he could not be chosen by another franchise. The organization assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2010.
On 19th August 2010, the player was called to participate in the major league for the first time. he played his debut game on the same day and replaced Jeter in the 7th inning. In the season of 2013, Brian Cashman, the General Manager of the Yankees declared that if the player wished to be included as a utility infielder.
On 7th April 2014, the Minnesota Twins acquired the player to improve their offense in exchange for Miguel Sulbaran, the minor league pitcher. The Minnesota Twins traded the player to the San Francisco Giants on 28th July 2016 for Adalberto Mejja, a left-handed pitcher of the Minor League. The San Francisco Giants traded Duardo Nunez on 25th July 2017 in exchange for minor league pitchers like Gregory Santos and Shaun Anderson.
The New York Yankees regarded Nunez as a probable replacement for Jeter at shortstop. While the organization was ready to trade their nest hitting prospect Jesus Montero, the Yankees did not consider Nunez as touchable in trade negotiations.
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