ESPN— Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. The deal was finalized during San Francisco’s 11-3 win over Pittsburgh and announced after the game.
Third base has been a gaping hole for the Boston Red Sox all season long, they signed Pablo Sandoval to one of the worst contracts in baseball history, and as predicted here at SportSmasher.com it did not work out. Pablo Sandoval took his $95 million, got extremely out of shape and did not produce, forcing the Red Sox to release him last week. If they are serious about a playoff push, they had to make a move to acquire a player that is serviceable at third, and they did better than that when they acquire Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. Eduardo Nunez has been on a tear, he is hitting .348 since June 1st, the fourth highest average in the majors. Now the former Yankee Eduardo Nunez joins the rival Boston Red Sox, and is right back in a Yankees vs Red Sox rivalry that he is very familiar with, as the two teams up battle for AL East supremacy.