Eduardo Nunez officially is a member of the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox added the newly acquired third baseman, whom they got from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in exchange for right-handed pitchers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos, to the 25-man roster ahead of Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. The club optioned infielder Deven Marrero to Triple-A Pawtucket as a result.
Nunez comes to Boston with some solid numbers as a utility man for the Giants this season. The 30-year-old is batting .308 with 20 doubles and 18 stolen bases in 23 attempts. Marrero has provided a steady glove for the Red Sox over 58 games — he has a .977 fielding percentage and just three errors in 130 total chances — but is batting .212. However, the 26-year-old has compiled a .314 (16-for-51) average with 10 runs and 11 RBIs since June 28.
Nunez will wear No. 36.
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