Initially brought in as a way to stop the bleeding at the hot corner, Nuñez has been a surprising tour-de-offensive-force. Slashing an impressive .319/.351/.534 with eight home runs since hitting the East Coast.
The other benefit to re-signing the 30-year old is that he’ll probably come at very low cost to Boston. While it’s unclear if this motivation to bring the former All-Star back is an indication of him being an everyday strong hold for Boston, having him as a utility player is still a solid move.
Here’s what other news and rumors are floating around the American League East:
- Steven Souza Jr. has become the eight Rays player to reach 30 home runs in single season.
- Does the Red Sox bullpen need another lefty beyond David Price?
- Luis Severino deserves the ball in a potential Wild Card game.
- The Blue Jays and Marco Estrada have agreed on an extension.
- Real talk: the Orioles season is such a disappointment because we expected better.
- The Rays have recalled Daniel Robertson and Chih Wei Hu as well as activated Xavier Cedeno.
- Finding positives in Rick Porcello’s season.
- Ride the latest trend wave and get this Yankees thumbs down shirt because you know you want to.
- These are the best tweets from the Jays series against the Minnesota Twins.
- What does the future hold for J.J. Hardy?
- Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate, the Durham Bulls, have won the championship title.
- How did Didi Gregorius become a weapon in the Yankees’ lineup?