Eduardo Nunez in contact with Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees (report)
With the start of spring training just about a week away, the Red Sox have yet to add reinforcements to their lineup.
However, according to reports, the Red Sox are still in contact with free-agent infielder Eduardo Nunez, who spent the final months of last season in Boston after a mid-season trade.
Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports that Nunez “hasn’t lost contact with the Red Sox” while Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic notes that the Red Sox and Yankees have shown interest in Nunez.
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has said throughout the offseason that the team is comfortable relying on Marco Hernandez, Brock Holt, Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero as depth at second base as Dustin Pedroia works his way back from offseason need surgery. But adding Nunez back to the lineup would certainly be an upgrade offensively and defensively at the position as well as in an overall leadership capacity.
The infielder melded well with the club after a July trade from San Francisco last season. Despite missing the final month of the year with a knee injury, the 30-year-old hit .321 with an .892 OPS, 12 doubles and eight homers in 38 games.