Boston Red Sox acquire veteran IF Eduardo Nunez from the Giants

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 05: Eduardo Nunez
MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 05: Eduardo Nunez /

The Boston Red Sox reportedly acquire 30-year old veteran infielder, Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants per Ken Rosenthal.

According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, the Boston Red Sox have acquired third baseman, Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitching prospects, Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.

Anderson 22, currently holds a 3.99 earned run averaged through 58.2 innings pitched for Boston’s minor league affiliate in Salem. 17-year old Gregory Santos’ earned run average stands at 0.90 through his 30 innings pitched.

The Red Sox have been linked to several replacements for the hot corner as of late.

Boston recently missed out on acquiring Todd Frazier via the Chicago White Sox, a name that was heavily connected to the Red Sox prior to New York’s acquisition.

Following the Pablo Sandoval disaster

This season, Nunez is batting .304 with 4 home runs and 31 runs batted in. His above .300 batting average is higher than both Deven Marrero (.212) and Tzu-Wei Lin(.280), which Manager John Farrell heavily relied on following the Pablo Sandoval disaster.

Boston’s third base drama doesn’t just go back to one of the franchises all-time worst free agent acquisitions in Pablo Sandoval, but to a trade prior to the season involving Travis Shaw.

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Shaw broke out back in the 2015 regular season for the Red Sox, hitting 13 home runs in 65 games.

Now in Milwaukee, Shaw is tearing it up offensively with a total of 23 home runs to compliment his .273 batting average and 73 RBIs. His 23 home runs is more than anybody in the Red Sox roster this season.

While Boston’s return, Tyler Thornburg is yet to make an appearance in a Red Sox uniform.

This is simply just one of Dave Dombrowski’s several questionable roster moves, however this one has resulted in a major backfire.

Perhaps Dombrowski like many Red Sox fans, remained hopeful in receiving some production out of Boston’s $95,000,000 dollar investment in Pablo Sandoval.

Now with the recent call up of Rafael Devers, the Red Sox may perhaps platoon Nunez with the 20-year old rookie to relieve any possible pressure.

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We’ll just have to wait and see how John Farrell decides to utilize the versatile infielder.