Eduardo Nunez has been a reliable member of the Red Sox since he joined back in 2017. He’s primarily been the third baseman but the emergence of Rafael Devers has caused Nunez to become more of a utility man. He’s been called upon to cover second, third, and shortstop while with the Red Sox.
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Though he’ll only be 32 this summer it feels like he’s been in the league for ages, and that’s because he has. He debuted with the Yankees all the way back in 2010. He still plays hard each and every day though as he showed in the postseason when he was diving into the stands to get outs.
But that style of play comes at a price and Nunez has put plenty of miles on his body through his career. I there Eduardo has years left to play but I don’t think they’ll be with the Red Sox. With Tzu-Wei Lin, Michael Chavis, and Devers all young and hungry, there just isn’t much of a place for Nunez.
The Red Sox are looking to get younger with their roster and even though Nunez offers plenty in the way of experience, age isn’t on his side. He very well may get a sweetheart deal from Dombrowski to remain in Boston as a bench player/mentor but I see that as unlikely.
Decision: Do not re-sign