Late last night during their 6-4 loss to the Mariners, the Red Sox went out and acquired 3rd baseman Eduardo Nuñez from the San Fransisco Giants in exchange for two minor league prospects. He is batting .308 this season with 4 HRs, 31 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases. He is currently in his 7th year in the majors, now playing for his 4th team. This will be his second stint in the AL East, as he played for the Yankees from 2010-2013. Not only the fact that he plays third base but his versatility to play most infield positions makes him a great addition to this roster.
Stability at third base was definitely a big thing the Sox needed to address right before the deadline, but I think they still have ways to go before Monday. They desperately need to add another reliever, as they’ve been rumored to be interested in Justin Wilson of the Tigers and Pat Neshek of the Phillies. Both of these players would be fine additions to the bullpen, which is an area where we’ve seen the Sox struggle this year. They could also use another bat to bring some life to their offense, which currently ranks dead last in the AL with just 100 home runs. If they hope to make a deep run this post season, they need to address these two areas of need.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)