Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees, along with the Boston Red Sox, are still in contact with free agent Eduardo Nunez.
Brian Cashman is still in contact with his former guy. The only problem now lies within his competition.
Both #Yankees and #RedSox have shown interest in free-agent IF Eduardo Nunez, sources say. #Rays, in need of right-handed hitting, also have checked in. Rays monitoring RH bats even while continuing to listen on Odorizzi, Colome, etc. Odorizzi could go to a Darvish runner-up.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2018
Nunez, 30, of course, started his Major League Baseball career in pinstripes all the way back in 2010. He accumulated just 50 at-bats during that rookie season, batting .280 with one home run and seven RBIs.
Although he played just four seasons in the Bronx and was traded to the Minnesota Twins for prospect Miguel Sulbaran, the then-kid always showed promise at the plate.
After a quick stint in San Francisco, the Red Sox acquired him prior to the trade deadline to help bolster the lineup. Hitting .321 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs in just 38 games, Nunez really helped his stock for this free agent run.
In fact, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports Nunez and the Sox haven’t lost contact.
Aside from Greg Bird at first base and Didi Gregorius at shortstop, New York’s infield situation is shaky both from a depth perspective and at the other two positions. Nunez can easily hold down the fort at either position if and/or when Miguel Andujar or Gleyber Torres officially arrive.