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Eduardo Nunez, acquired from Twins in trade, gives boost to Giants’ bench

2019 June 12

The Giants strengthened their bench Thursday night when theyacquired All-Star utilityman Justin Turner Jersey Eduardo Nunez from the Twins for minor league left-hander Adalberto Mejia.Nunez, 29, is expected to move betweenthe infield and outfield for his new club. AsGiants general manager Bobby Evans told reportersThursday night in announcing the trade,Nunez will provideversatility, punch and speed. Nunezentered Thursday’s play batting .300/.326/.444 with 12 home runs and Maury Wills Jersey 47 RBIs. He was leading the American League with 26 stolen bases.WORST IN-SEAON TRADES: AL | NLWhile Nunez can play all over the field, hemay see most of his earlyaction for the Giantsat third base. Regular third baseman Matt Duffy is on the disabled list and his return date is uncertain.The Twins add a potential long-term rotation piece in the 23-year- Andre Ethier Jersey oldMejia. He was 4-1 with a 4.20 ERA over seven starts and 40 1/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento inthe hitter-friendlyPacific Coast League. He also produced an impre sive 43:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio.


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