Full name is Eduardo Michelle Núñez. Married his wife, Dirnesta Román, on 12/1/18...Has 2 sons, Christopher and Oscar.
Completed his 1st full season with the Red Sox...Appeared in 127 games, the 2ndhighest total of his career (141 games in 2016). Played 74 games (70 starts) at 2B and 45 games (41 starts) at 3B...Also started 10 games at DH. In his final 42 games from 7/27 on, batted .297 (46- for-155) with a .465 SLG, 8 2B, 3 3B, and 4 HR. 7 of his 10 HR tied the game or gave the Red Sox a lead...Hit 4 game-winning HR. Went 33-for-107 (.308) against AL teams that made the postseason (CLE, HOU, NYY, OAK). Hit .292 (66-for-226) at Fenway Park, including .321 (45-for-140) with an .839 OPS from 5/30 through the end of the season (7 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 17 RBI). Hit safely in 93 of his 127 games played (73.2%), the 3rd-highest percentage among qualifying Red Sox after J.D. Martinez (76.0%) and Mookie Betts (74.3%). In the 2nd inning on Opening Day (3/29 at TB), hit his 2nd career inside-the-park HR (also 6/2/16 vs. TB)... It was the 1st inside-the-park homer on Opening Day since ARI's Stephen Drew (2010 vs. SD), and the 1st by a Red Sox on O.D. since Carl Yastrzemski in 1968 at DET. On 5/1 vs. KC, tied the game with a solo HR in the 12th inning, his first career extra-inning HR and the latest game-tying HR by a Red Sox hitter since at least 1925. Became the 1st Red Sox hitter with a game-tying HR in extra innings since David Ortiz on 6/18/14 vs. MIN (10th)...Hit in a season-long 8 straight games from 6/16-29, batting .333 (8-for-24) with 4 runs, 1 HR, and 3 RBI. On 7/3 at WSH, recorded a season-high-tying 3 RBI...Gave the Sox a 3-0 lead with a 3-run HR in the 2nd inning and recorded his 200th career XBH with a double in the 8th inning. Over 27 games from 7/27-8/29, hit .320 (33-for103) with a .515 SLG, 15 runs, 5 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 15 RBI. Recorded multiple hits in a season-high 4 straight games from 7/27-30 (.500/8-for-16, 2 2B, 2 3B). Tripled twice over a 3-game span from 7/28-30 after playing his previous 231 games without a triple (last: 8/18/16 vs. NYM). From 8/21 through the end of the season, hit .304 (24-for-79) with a .481 SLG and .806 OPS. Batted .407 (11-for-27) over a 7-game hitting streak from 8/21-29, with 5 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, and 5 RBI. Homered in consecutive games on 8/28-29 vs. MIA, his 5th career pair of consecutive games with a HR (last: 8/22-23/17)...On 8/29, tied a season high with 3 hits and scored a season-high 3 runs. His HR on 8/29 vs. MIA came on the 12th pitch of his 2nd-inning at-bat vs. Trevor Richards...Marked his most pitches ever seen in an at-bat resulting in a HR. Hit his 10th HR of the season and 4th game-winning HR on 9/1 at CWS...Was his 3rd HR in a 5-game span. Hit safely in 7 of his final 8 games from 9/7-30, batting .370 (10-for-27), 2 R, 2 2B, and 2 BB. POSTSEASON: Appeared in 8 playoff games, making all 6 of his starts at 3B...Went 4-for-13 (.308) vs. LHP. In the Sox' ALDS-clinching win at NYY in Game 4, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI...Also recorded the final assist of that game on a roller to 3B by Gleyber Torres. In Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park, gave the Sox an 8-4 lead in the 7th inning with a pinch-hit, 2-out, 3-run HR off Alex Wood.
Entering his 15th professional season, his 1st full season in the Red Sox organization. Has appeared in 669 ML games with NYY (2010-13), MIN (2014-16), SF (2016-17), and BOS (2017). Was orginally signed by the Yankees on 2/25/04 as an international free agent. In the majors, has made 230 starts at SS, 206 at 3B, 41 at 2B, 36 in the OF, and 29 at DH. Named a 2016 AL All-Star with the Twins...Also earned MIN's Heart & Hustle Award in 2016. Has played in the postseason 4 times with NYY (2011-12), MIN (2016), and BOS (2017). Hit .296 (358-for-1,208) from 2015-17, including .308 (271-for-879) against RHP. Has been successful in 129 of 164 career stolen base attempts (78.7%)... Stole 40 bases in 2016...On the MLB roster for the 2014 Japan All-Star Series. 2017: In 114 games between the Giants (76 G) and Red Sox (38 G), posted career highs in AVG (.313, 146-for-467), OBP (.341), SLG (.460), doubles (33), and XBH (45)... Hit 8 HR in 38 games with BOS, after totaling 4 HR in 76 games with SF. From 5/12 through the remainder of the season, hit .337 (114-for-338) with an .883 OPS in 80 games. Made 51 starts at 3B, 25 at 2B, 18 in the OF, 15 at SS, and 4 at DH...25 of his starts with the Sox came at 2B. Hit .394 with RISP (41-for-104), the majors' 2nd-highest mark (Daniel Murphy-.409)...Reached base in a career-long 33 consecutive games from 5/12-7/16, the longest streak by any player in 2017 and the longest by a Giant since Randy Winn in 2008 (34)...In 76 games with SF, hit .308 (93-for-302) with 37 runs, 21 2B, 4 HR, 31 RBI, and a team-leading 18 SB...Went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and 2 steals in his first Opening Day with SF on 4/2 at ARI...Was the 4th Giant since 1913 to steal multiple bases on Opening Day, and the first with multiple stolen bases and 3+ hits...Recorded multiple hits in each of the Giants' first 3 games of the year, becoming the first Giants hitter to do that since Aaron Rowand in 2009...From 5/12-7/25, hit safely in 38 of 42 games, batting .353 (61-for-173) with a .497 SLG... Recorded a career-long 12-game hitting streak from 5/12-26 and an 11-game hit streak from 5/28-6/9...Scored a run in 5 straight games from 5/17-22, his longest career streak in a single season...Homered on 6/4 at PHI and 6/5 at MIL...Was on the DL from 6/20-7/13 with a right hamstring strain...Played 3 rehab games with High-A San Jose and Double-A Richmond...Delivered his first career walk-off RBI on 7/18 vs. CLE, singling in the game-winning run in the 10th inning...Acquired by BOS on 7/25 in exchange for minor league RHPs Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos...Added to the Sox' active roster on 7/28 and started at DH that day vs. KC (2-for-3, BB). Went 19-for-45 (.422) with 12 RBI and 10 XBH (6 2B, 4 HR) in his first 10 games with BOS...According to Elias, his 19 hits are tied for the most ever by a player in his first 10 games with the Red Sox (also Charlie Hemphill, 1901)...Drove in the winning run on 7/29 vs. KC, just 11 days after he recorded his 1st career walk-off RBI with the Giants (7/18 vs. CLE)...According to Elias, the last player to record a walk-off RBI with 2 different teams in as few days between the games was Luis Salazar in 1989; Salazar had a walk-off RBI with SD on 8/29 vs. MON, then had another with CHC on 9/9 vs. STL...Also hit 2 HR on 7/29 vs. KC, becoming the 1st player with a multi-homer game in either his 1st or 2nd game with the Red Sox since Gabe Kapler hit 2 HR on 6/29/03, his 2nd game with BOS...Went 16-for-38 (.421) with a 1.158 OPS during the Sox' 8-game win streak from 7/31-8/9...In the Sox' 2 wins vs. CLE on 7/31 and 8/1, went a combined 6-for-10 with 4 2B and 6 RBI...In their 2 wins at CLE on 8/22 and 8/23, was 4-for-9 with 2 HR and 7 RBI...Hit safely in 11 of his final 12 games of the season, including each of his last 5...Removed from the game on 9/9 vs. TB with a right knee contusion...Appeared in only 1 more game the rest of the season, going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored on 9/25 vs. TOR...Was removed from that game after reaggravating his right knee during an at-bat in the 3rd inning. POSTSEASON: Started Game 1 of the ALDS at HOU, batting 2nd as the DH...Removed after reaggravating his injured knee while running out a ground ball.
Hit .269 with four homers and 20 RBI in 50 games (46 starts) in a Giants uniform. 2016 All-Star was acquired by the Giants from the Twins on July 28 in exchange for minor league LHP Adalberto Mejia. Hit .269 (49-for-182) with 16 extra base hits and 13 stolen bases in 50 games with the Giants. Started 46 games with San Francisco (44 at third base and two at shortstop). His 40 stolen bases were the fifth-most in the Majors. Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and stolen a base in his first start with the Giants on July 30...since RBI became an official statistic in 1920, the only other players to drive in two runs and steal a base in their first start for the Giants are Johnny Vergez (1931 at Philadelphia) and Fran Healy (1971 vs. Cubs) (Elias). Suffered a hamstring strain on Sept. 25 at San Diego and missed the final week of the season. Hit .296 with 12 homers and 47 RBI in 91 games with the Twins.
Made Twins Opening Day roster, the fourth of his career and first with Minnesota....Hit safely in first five games, which set a season-high for hitting streak....Placed on 15-day disabled list May 5 with a left oblique strain; reinstated May 17. ...Hit .323 (21-for-65) with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBI in first 23 games, through June 17.... Recorded season-high three hits June 30 at Cincinnati....Homered in consecutive games for first time in career August 28 and 30 vs. Houston....Ranked fifth on club in stolen bases (7), despite playing in just 72 games....Played 27 games at shortstop (23 starts), 16 at third base (9 starts), three in leftfield (2 starts) and one at second base (1 start).
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.
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).
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.
Hit .280 (14-for-50) with 12R, 1 double, 1HR and 7RBI in 30 games (10 starts at 3B andthree at SS) with the Yankees...stole five bases without being caught...struck out justtwice in 53 plate appearances...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/WB on 8/19 whenLance Berkman went on the 15-day D.L...made his MajorLeague debut in that night's win vs. Detroit, entering thegame 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 inthe 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 errorin 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 winat Chicago-AL...marked the most RBI in a game by aYankees rookie since Brett Gardner on 9/26/08 at Boston(also 4RBI)...became the first Yankee to drive in at leastfour runs in a game within his first 10 Major Leaguecontests since Shelley Duncan in 2007 (4RBI vs. TampaBay) and just the fifth to do so in the last 44 years (since1967), joining Andy Phillips (4RBI on 4/24/05 vs. Texas),Hideki Matsui (4RBI on 4/8/03 vs. Minnesota) and BrianDayett (4RBI on 9/18/83 Game 2 at Cleveland)...accordingto Elias, became just the fifth Yankee in franchise historyto hit his first Major League HR and steal his first base inthe 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) with55R, 25 doubles, 3 triples, 4HR, 50RBI and 23SB in 118 games...recorded the third-highestaverage among all Yankees farmhands and led all Scranton/WB batters in hits, doublesand stolen bases...at the time of his recall, was leading the International League inhits...was named to the International League postseason All-Star team as the league'stop shortstop...also selected to the IL midseason All-Star team, starting at SS and going0-for-2 in the IL's 2-1 victory...Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the eighth-best prospect in theYankees 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 DominicanWinter League following the season...missed time after a ball he bunted ricochetedo his face...Appeared in 17 offcial spring training games with the Yankees, batting .231 (6-for-17)with 5R, 3 doubles and 4RBI.
Batted .322 (160-for-497) with 9HR, 55RBI and 19SB in 123 games with Double-ATrenton in 2009, making 120 starts at shortstop... set career highs in hits, doubles andhome runs in his first season at the Double-A level... ranked second in the EasternLeague in hits and third in batting average... committed 33 errors, most amongEastern League players...Was named the top shortstop in the EL, earning a spot on the postseason All-Starteam... was also the starting shortstop for the North Division in the Eastern Leaguemidseason All-Star Game, the lone Thunder player to earn both midseason andpostseason All-Star honors in 2009...Compiled five hitting streaks of eight-or-more games, including a career-high-tying11-game hitting streak from 4/30-5/11, in which he batted .378 (17-for-45) over thestretch with just 5K...Appeared in four games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League, going2-for-10 (.200)
Spent the entire season with Single-A Tampa, batting .271 with 18 doubles, 6HR and42RBI 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 activatedon 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).
Combined to hit .251 with 15 doubles, 2HR and 41RBI in 121 games with Single-ACharleston 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 theNorth Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game...Promoted to Tampa on 7/30... recorded multiple hits in 13 of his 30 games withTampa.
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 beingtransferred to Charleston on 5/18... in 90 games with the RiverDogs, hit .227 with16SB.
Batted .313 with 11 doubles, 3HR and 46RBI in 73 games with short-season Single-A Staten Island...was selected toparticipate in the NY-Penn League All-Star Game and was 1-for-3 with 1R and 1RBI in the contest...ranked third in theNYPL 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.
Played in 63 games with the DSL Yankees 1, batting .249 with 7 doubles and 33RBI.