Eduardo Nunez

Eduardo Nunez #9

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/195
  • Age: 28


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Eduardo Nunez Stats

.282 4 20 8 .758

Eduardo Nunez MLB Career Stats

.267 18 120 65 .696

Eduardo Nunez Bio

  • Full Name: Eduardo Michelle Nunez
  • Pronunciation: ed-wardo NOON-yez
  • Born: 6/15/1987 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • High School: American Military Academy, San Juan, PR
  • Debut: August 19, 2010
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2015 Stats 188 23 53 4 20 8 .282 .327 .758
MLB Career Stats 1144 151 305 18 120 65 .267 .308 .696
  • Status: Active

Eduardo Nunez Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Twins AL 204 117 89.92 189.40 -0.03 -0.30 25.36
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.71 0.44 9.01 33.45


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August 30, 2015 at 8:39 PM ET

Nunez goes deep in second straight game

Twins third baseman Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Sunday vs. the Astros.

August 28, 2015 at 8:16 PM ET

Sano out of lineup with right hamstring strain

Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano is dealing with a mild right hamstring strain, and he was held out of the starting lineup on Friday against the Astros.


Eduardo Nunez Awards Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 NY Yankees AL

Topps Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Scranton/WB INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Scranton/WB INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Scranton/WB INT

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Trenton EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Trenton EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Trenton EAS

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Charleston SAL

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Vermont NYP

Eduardo Nunez Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2011 22 15th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2013 4 16th in AL
2014 4 21st in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 6 25th in AL

Eduardo Nunez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 18, 2015 Minnesota Twins activated SS Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list.
May 5, 2015 Minnesota Twins placed 3B Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2015. Left oblique strain.
June 30, 2014 Minnesota Twins activated 3B Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 26, 2014 Minnesota Twins sent LF Eduardo Nunez on a rehab assignment to New Britain Rock Cats.
June 19, 2014 Minnesota Twins placed LF Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 15, 2014. Right hamstring strain
May 8, 2014 Minnesota Twins recalled LF Eduardo Nunez from Rochester Red Wings.
April 18, 2014 Minnesota Twins optioned SS Eduardo Nunez to Rochester Red Wings.
April 17, 2014 Minnesota Twins recalled Eduardo Nunez from Rochester Red Wings.
April 7, 2014 Minnesota Twins traded LHP Miguel Sulbaran to New York Yankees for SS Eduardo Nunez.
April 7, 2014 Minnesota Twins optioned SS Eduardo Nunez to Rochester Red Wings.
April 1, 2014 New York Yankees designated SS Eduardo Nunez for assignment.
March 29, 2014 New York Yankees optioned SS Eduardo Nunez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
July 6, 2013 Eduardo Nunez roster status changed by New York Yankees.
July 4, 2013 New York Yankees sent SS Eduardo Nunez on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
July 2, 2013 New York Yankees sent SS Eduardo Nunez on a rehab assignment to Charleston RiverDogs.
June 26, 2013 New York Yankees sent SS Eduardo Nunez on a rehab assignment to Tampa Yankees.
June 14, 2013 New York Yankees transferred SS Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Sore left ribcage.
May 12, 2013 New York Yankees placed SS Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2013. Sore left ribcage.
October 14, 2012 New York Yankees activated SS Eduardo Nunez.
September 1, 2012 New York Yankees recalled 3B Eduardo Nunez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
July 25, 2012 Eduardo Nunez assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from Tampa Yankees.
July 23, 2012 Eduardo Nunez assigned to Tampa Yankees from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
July 17, 2012 sent 3B Eduardo Nunez on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees.
May 21, 2012 Eduardo Nunez roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
May 11, 2012 New York Yankees optioned 3B Eduardo Nunez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
October 5, 2010 Eduardo Nunez roster status changed by New York Yankees.
August 19, 2010 New York Yankees recalled SS Eduardo Nunez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
March 22, 2010 New York Yankees optioned Eduardo Nunez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
November 20, 2009 New York Yankees selected the contract of Eduardo Nunez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
September 11, 2009 Eduardo Nunez assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from Trenton Thunder.
June 10, 2009 Eduardo Nunez assigned to Trenton Thunder from Staten Island Yankees.
May 30, 2009 Eduardo Nunez assigned to Staten Island Yankees from Trenton Thunder.

Eduardo Michelle Nunez Bio Info

Born June 15, 1987 in Santo Domingo, D.R...Currently resides in Azua, D.R...signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on February 25, 2004... signed through the 2014 season.


Played 19 games for the Yankees in spring training, hitting .265 (13-for-49) with one double, one triple, one home run, four RBI and seven runs scored...Designated for assignment April 1...Acquired by Minnesota via trade April 7, in exchange for left-handed pitcher Miguel Sulbaran; optioned to Triple-A Rochester...Played in 11 games for Rochester, hitting .282 (11-for-39) with one double, one home run and six RBI...Made Twins debut as "26th man" for split double header April 17 vs. Toronto, going 1-for-3 with a walk, before being optioned back to Rochester...Recalled May 8 as the Twins optioned Pedro Florimon to Rochester...Placed on 15-day disabled list June 19, with right hamstring strain...Played four games on rehab assignment, going 4-for-10; returned from rehab and reinstated June 30...Tied career-high with four hits (second time in career) September 3 vs, Chicago-AL, falling a homer short of the cycle...Was successful in eight of final nine stolen base attempts July 4-September 25...Played 20 games at shortstop (17 starts), 20 at third base (12 starts), 16 in leftfield (10 starts), two in rightfield (1 start) and two at second base...Named to MLB All-Star roster for Japan All-Star series.


Hit .260 (79-for-304) with 38R, 17 doubles, 4 triples, 3HR and 28RBI in 90 games (69 starts at SS, 14 at 3B, one at 2B) with the Yankees… became the first player other than Derek Jeter to lead the team in starts at SS since Tony Fernandez in 1995 (101GS at SS)... Made his third career Opening Day roster (2011-13).// Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/12 (retroactive to 5/6) with a left oblique strain… was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 6/14… was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day D.L. on 7/6 (missed 56 team games)... In six combined rehab games (two with Single-A Tampa, two with Single-A Charleston and two with Double-A Trenton), hit .375 (6-for-16), starting at SS in five games and DH in one... Recorded consecutive three-hit games on 7/20 and 7/21 at Boston, combining to go 6-for-10 with 3R, 2 doubles and 2SB... Did not strike out over a stretch of 30 straight plate appearances from 7/23-8/4... Reached base safely a career-high five times, hitting a solo HR in the fourth and going 3-for-4 with 1 double, 2BB and 1SB in 8/7 loss at Chicago-AL… was his first home run since 9/15/12 vs. Tampa Bay, snapping a stretch of 187AB without a homer... Had a career-high-tying 4RBI in 8/13 win vs. Los Angeles-AL (also 8/28/10 at Chicago-AL), going 2-for-6 with 2R… batted leadoff in the starting lineup for the fourth time in his career and first since 9/27/11 at Tampa Bay... Left 8/27 win at Toronto in the ninth inning with a sore right knee… did not play in three games from 8/28-31… underwent an MRI on his right knee at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on 8/29, the results of which were negative... Hit game-winning, two-run double in the eighth inning of 9/3 win vs. Chicago-AL… according to Elias, became the first Yankees shortstop other than Derek Jeter to record a game-winning RBI in the eighth inning or later since Randy Velarde on 9/21/95 vs. Toronto (RBI-single)... Hit a two-run HR in 9/21 win vs. San Francisco, snapping a 108AB homerless stretch (from 8/7)… was his first home run at Yankee Stadium since 9/15/12 vs. Tampa Bay... Hit safely in a season-high seven straight games from 9/18-26, batting .333 (9-for-27) with 2HR and 3RBI over the stretch... Following the season, played in five games for Toros del Este of the Dominican Baseball League, batting .150 (3-for-20) and appearing in two games at 3B, two at DH and one at shortstop.

2012 Hit .272 (26-for-89) with 14 R, 4 doubles, 1 HR and 11 RBIs in 38 games (13 starts at SS, five at 3B, three in LF, three at DH and one at 2B) over two stints with the Yankees in 2012 (4/6-5/11 and 9/1-10/3)...Appeared at 2B, 3B, SS, LF, RF and DH (starting at all but RF)...was one of only eight Major Leaguers to appear in at least one game at each of those six positions in 2012...Made his second career Opening Day roster...Had his career-high eight-game hitting streak dating back to 2011 snapped in 4/18 loss vs. Minnesota...hit safely in each of his eight games with an AB from 9/26/11-4/17/12, batting .435 (10-for-23) over the stretch...Made his first career start and second appearance in LF (also 1.0 inning on 4/25/11 vs. Chicago-AL) in 4/30 win vs. Baltimore...was his third OF start (also 2 GS in RF)...Recorded his sixth career multi-SB game in 5/10 win vs. Tampa Bay...made two errors in the game, marking his fourth career multi-error game, first at 3B...Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/11...was recalled as a September call-up on 9/1...Hit solo HR-his first homer of the year and the second of back-to-back HRs with Granderson-in 9/15 win vs. Tampa Bay...was his first HR in nearly one year (last on 9/21/11 Game 1 vs. Tampa Bay, also off James Shields)...Stole a career-high three bases in 9/16 win vs. Tampa Bay, the most by a Yankee since Brett Gardner swiped three bases on 10/2/10 in Game 2 of a DH at Boston...went 0-for-3 in the game with 1 BB and scored twice, becoming the first Yankee to collect at least 3 SB and 2 R in a game without a hit since Willie Randolph (0-for-2, 2 R, 3 SB, 4 BB) on 6/11/80 in an 11-inning win at the Angels...was the first Yankee to do so in a nine-inning game since Bob Meusel (0-for-2, 2 R, 3 SB, 3 BB) on 5/28/25 in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Boston...In 38 games with Scranton/WB, batted .227 (37-for-163) with 18 R, 2 HRs and 16 RBIs...missed over two months on the DL (5/20-7/23) with right thumb inflammation...played in six rehab games with the GCL Yankees and Single-A Tampa, going 4-for-17 with 1 HR...Following the season, appeared in 12 games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League, batting .275 (14-for-51). 2011 Hit .265 (82-for-309) with 38 R, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 22 BB and 22 SB in 112 games (50 games at SS, 40 at 3B, 16 at 2B, three in RF and one in LF) with the Yankees...Tied for second among AL rookies (with Oakland's Jemile Weeks) and tied among all Major League rookies with 22SB...marked the third-most SB by a Yankees rookie over the last 35 years (since 1977) trailing Alfonso Soriano (43, 2001) and Brett Gardner (26, 2009)...was caught just six times, including just 2 CS over his final 16 attempts from 6/25 through the end of the season...Of his 30 RBIs, 14 either tied the game or gave the Yankees the lead (46.6 percent)...hit exactly 1 HR in each month from May-September...Committed a team-high 20 E (14 at SS, 6 at 3B), fourth-most in the AL...marked the most errors by a Yankee since 2006 (Alex Rodriguez-24E)...made 13 miscues over his first 149 total chances (through 7/20), then just 7 E over his final 130 chances of the season...Made his first career Opening Day roster...appeared in just seven of the Yankees' first 21 games, collecting only two plate appearances (0-for-2)...Appeared in the outfield for the first time in his professional career in 4/25 loss vs. Chicago, entering the game as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and remaining in the game in LF...Committed two errors on 4/28 vs. Chicago-AL and again in his next start on 5/5 at Detroit, starting at SS in both contests...according to Elias, the only other Yankees shortstops to make at least two errors in consecutive games played since 1920 were Frank Crosetti (twice, 1936 and '45) and Mark Koenig (twice, 1927 and '28)...Made 17 consecutive starts at SS from 6/14-7/2 while Derek Jeter was on the 15-day disabled list, batting .339 (20-for-59) with 5 R, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI and 4 BB during the stretch while the Yankees went 14-3...Hit solo HR and was 2-for-4 with 1 BB and 2 SB in 6/15 win vs. Texas on his 24th birthday...became the eighth Yankee since 2000 to homer on his birthday and first since Hideki Matsui in 2009...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, since Yogi Berra homered on his 22nd birthday in 1947, the only other Yankee younger than Nunez to hit a birthday homer was Rusty Torres on his 23rd birthday in 1971...Set a career high in hits in 7/1 win at the Mets, going 4-for-4 with 1 double and 1 RBI...joined Brett Gardner (5-for-6 on 6/26/09 at the Mets) as the only Yankees since 2007 to record at least four hits in a game as a rookie...Went 7-for-8 in the first two games of the series at Citi Field on 7/1 and 7/2, becoming the first Yankee ever to collect 7 H over a two-game span in the same series against the Mets-credit: Elias...also according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the fourth Yankees rookie shortstop to have at least three hits in back-to-back games in the expansion era (since 1961), joining Frank Baker (1970), Andy Stankiewicz (1992) and Derek Jeter (1996)...Batted .261 (29-for-111) with 16 R, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR and 12 RBI in 35 games from 7/9-8/20 while Alex Rodriguez was on the 15-day disabled list, making 23 starts at 3B during the stretch...Hit in the leadoff position in the starting order for the first time in his career in 9/7 loss vs. Baltimore, going 0-for-4 with 1 SH before being removed for PH (Chavez) in the 11th...Collected five extra-base hits (4 doubles, 1 HR) over his final nine games with an AB...Appeared in one ALDS game vs. Detroit as a pinch runner, stealing a base in the Game 3 loss at Comerica Park. 2010 Hit .280 (14-for-50) with 12R, 1 double, 1HR and 7RBI in 30 games (10 starts at 3B and three at SS) with the Yankees...stole five bases without being caught...struck out just twice in 53 plate appearances...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/WB on 8/19 when Lance Berkman went on the 15-day D.L...made his Major League debut in that night's win vs. Detroit, entering the game defensively in the seventh at SS and going 0-for-1...Made his first Major League start (at 3B) in 8/21 win vs. Seattle, going 1-for-3 with 1R and 1RBI...collected his first hit with a go-ahead RBI-single o Jason Vargas in the seventh inning...Made 11 starts from 8/21-9/4 (nine at 3B and two at SS) while Alex Rodriguez was on the disabled list...hit .293 (12-for-41) over the stretch, committing just one error in 27 chances...Hit two-run HR-the first of his Major League career- and was 3-for-4 with 2R, 4RBI, 1BB and 1SB in 8/29 win at Chicago-AL...marked the most RBI in a game by a Yankees rookie since Brett Gardner on 9/26/08 at Boston (also 4RBI)...became the first Yankee to drive in at least four runs in a game within his first 10 Major League contests since Shelley Duncan in 2007 (4RBI vs. Tampa Bay) and just the fifth to do so in the last 44 years (since 1967), joining Andy Phillips (4RBI on 4/24/05 vs. Texas), Hideki Matsui (4RBI on 4/8/03 vs. Minnesota) and Brian Dayett (4RBI on 9/18/83 Game 2 at Cleveland)...according to Elias, became just the fifth Yankee in franchise history to hit his first Major League HR and steal his first base in the same game, joining Willie Randolph (1976), Roy White (1966), Gil McDougald (1951) and Wally Pipp (1915)...Began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .289 (134-for-464) with 55R, 25 doubles, 3 triples, 4HR, 50RBI and 23SB in 118 games...recorded the third-highest average among all Yankees farmhands and led all Scranton/WB batters in hits, doubles and stolen the time of his recall, was leading the International League in hits...was named to the International League postseason All-Star team as the league's top shortstop...also selected to the IL midseason All-Star team, starting at SS and going 0-for-2 in the IL's 2-1 victory...Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the eighth-best prospect in the Yankees organization...also selected by the publication as the "Best Defensive In elder" and possessing the "Best Infield Arm" among Yankees farmhands...Batted .348 (8-for-23) with 2RBI in seven games with the Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League following the season...missed time after a ball he bunted ricocheted o his face...Appeared in 17 offcial spring training games with the Yankees, batting .231 (6-for-17) with 5R, 3 doubles and 4RBI. 2009 Batted .322 (160-for-497) with 9HR, 55RBI and 19SB in 123 games with Double-A Trenton in 2009, making 120 starts at shortstop... set career highs in hits, doubles and home runs in his first season at the Double-A level... ranked second in the Eastern League in hits and third in batting average... committed 33 errors, most among Eastern League players...Was named the top shortstop in the EL, earning a spot on the postseason All-Star team... was also the starting shortstop for the North Division in the Eastern League midseason All-Star Game, the lone Thunder player to earn both midseason and postseason All-Star honors in 2009...Compiled five hitting streaks of eight-or-more games, including a career-high-tying 11-game hitting streak from 4/30-5/11, in which he batted .378 (17-for-45) over the stretch with just 5K...Appeared in four games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League, going 2-for-10 (.200) 2008 Spent the entire season with Single-A Tampa, batting .271 with 18 doubles, 6HR and 42RBI in 94 games... appeared in 92 games at shortstop... batted .269 (28-for-104, 1HR) against left-handed pitchers and .271 (73-for-269, 5HR) off righties...Opened the season on the disabled list with a sprained right thumb and was activated on 4/20... returned to the D.L. from 5/12-6/3 with a sprained left thumb...Recorded a career-high five consecutive multi-hit games from 6/8-12 (all two hits). 2007 Combined to hit .251 with 15 doubles, 2HR and 41RBI in 121 games with Single-A Charleston and Tampa... went more than two straight games without a hit just twice...Began the season with the RiverDogs and was named the starting shortstop for the North Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game...Promoted to Tampa on 7/30... recorded multiple hits in 13 of his 30 games with Tampa. 2006 Combined to hit .214 in 127 games with Tampa and Charleston, seeing time at 2B, 3B and SS... began the season with Tampa and batted .184 in 37 games before being transferred to Charleston on 5/18... in 90 games with the RiverDogs, hit .227 with 16SB. 2005 Batted .313 with 11 doubles, 3HR and 46RBI in 73 games with short-season Single-A Staten Island...was selected to participate in the NY-Penn League All-Star Game and was 1-for-3 with 1R and 1RBI in the contest...ranked third in the NYPL in hits (88), tied for third in triples (6), fourth in games played (73), fourth in at-bats (281) and ninth in average (.313)...following the season, was named the sixth-best prospect in the Yankees organization by Baseball America. 2004 Played in 63 games with the DSL Yankees 1, batting .249 with 7 doubles and 33RBI.