The San Franciso Giants have added strength to their team as they announced on Thursday night they have acquired Twins infielder Eduardo Nunez, as first reported by LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star- Tribune. The Twins got lefty Adalberto Meja in return.
Nunez, 29 years old, has had a bit of a revival in his two years in Minnesota. Once thought to be part of the future plans for the New York Yankees, he had struggled to gain traction and ended up changing hands in a minor swap in April of 2014. Once he started in Minnesota, he got off to a slow start and ended up turning it up. In 2016, he would go on to earn his first All-Star berth.
This does wonders for the San Francisco Giants because one thing that should be noted about Nunez is he can play any position in the infield. Since the Giants end up getting hit with the injury bug every year, adding someone like Nunez does wonders for the Giants. Also, add in the fact that AT&T Park is much bigger than Target Field, if Nunez can get the ball into the deep right field then what should be a single can turn into a double or even a triple. Also, he adds depth to the infield which is something that a team in the middle of a playoff race needs greatly around this time.
The Twins ended up getting a pitcher back who has not done much, so it is clear that the Giants won in this deal and it will be interesting to see if the Giants make any more trades in the next few days. Again, the non-waiver deadline is August 1st at 4pm. So who knows what else will happen between now and next Monday.