Boston Red Sox Rumors: Sox have their sights on Eduardo Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 11: Eduardo Nunez
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 11: Eduardo Nunez /

The Boston Red Sox have now set their attention to San Francisco Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez now that Todd Frazier is off the market.

Now that Todd Frazier has gone to the New York Yankees of all teams, the Boston Red Sox have now set their attention on San Francisco Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the team is “desperately searching” for someone to fill the void left by former Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Ironically, the man known as the Panda was officially released by the team Wednesday.

Would the Red Sox be willing to take another shot at a Giants third baseman?  The 30-year-old Nunez would certainly come at a cheaper price.  Like Martin Prado, another player the Sox have been linked to, Nunez has spent time on the disabled list and is having a down year offensively.

In 69 games, he is hitting .295 with four home runs and 26 RBI.  Doesn’t sound like a player who will settle the Red Sox power outage, but the .295 batting average could help produce some runs.

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Overall, Nunez would be a good option for the remainder of the season.  Production wise, however, he doesn’t stand out about other players the Red Sox have been linked to like Prado and Jed Lowrie.

Dombrowski will do something

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Whether it is a deal involving Nunez or a player like Asdrubal Cabrera, you better believe Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will do something.

Appearing on NESN’s pregame show Tuesday, Dombrowski acknowledged the problem at third base and hinted the team will do something to improve.

"“Third base is the one area where we really haven’t come up with the league norm, the league average at this time,” Dombrowski said, as transcribed by WEEI.  “So again, we’re open-minded to doing it any way we possibly can.  Third base is one area where we could possibly address.”"

That upgrade at third base could come internally with Rafael Devers or Dombrowski could pull the trigger to pick up a player like Nunez.  While the latter is the more likely outcome, the Boston Red Sox will not overspend for a player.

The fact that they didn’t go all in on Todd Frazier proves the team is waiting for cheaper, but effective, options.

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