SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Giants have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Shaun Anderson and right-handed pitcher Gregory Santos from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Eduardo Núñez, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans announced tonight.Anderson, 22, has combined to go 6-3 with
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Giants have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Shaun Anderson and right-handed pitcher Gregory Santos from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Eduardo Núñez, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans announced tonight.
Anderson, 22, has combined to go 6-3 with a 3.42 ERA (37er, 97.1ip) in 18 starts between Class-A Greenville and Class-A Advanced Salem in 2017. Selected by the Red Sox out of the University of Florida in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, the right-hander has posted a 1.15 WHIP and held opponents to a .228 batting average this season.
Santos, 17, was signed by Boston as an international free agent on Aug. 28, 2015. He has made seven starts for the Dominican Summer League Red Sox this season, going 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA (3er, 30.0ip) with 24 strikeouts. He was named to the 2017 DSL All-Star Game, where he threw 1.0-scoreless inning. The right-hander made his professional debut in 2016, when he went 3-3 with a 4.17 ERA (19er, 41.0ip) in 16 appearances (10 starts) for the Dominican Summer League Red Sox.
Núñez, 30, hit .308 (93-for-302) with 37 runs scored, 25 extra-base hits and 18 stolen bases this season with the Giants. He reached base safely in 33-straight games from May 12-July 16, the longest on-base streak in the Majors this year. He was the ultimate utility man for SF, starting 47 games at third-base, 17 in left-field, 10 games at shortstop and one in right-field.
The Giants acquired the 2016 All-Star from the Minnesota Twins on July 28 last season in exchange for left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejia. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native hit .269 (49-for-182) with 24 runs scored, 16 extra-base hits and 13 stolen bases in 50 games to help the Giants make the 2016 National League playoffs.