San Diego Padres could really use Eduardo Nunez as a utility infielder/insurance policy
Eduardo Nunez has worn many hats over the course of his career. A highly-touted prospect, heir-apparent to Derek Jeter, solid utility-infielder, and now free-agent. Heading into free-agency, Nunez had himself a career-year splitting time between San Francisco and Boston, slashing .313/.341/.460 with 12 HR, 58 RBI, 24 stolen bases, and an impressive 110 OPS+.
Over his eight seasons in MLB, Nunez has been a dependable, defensively-gifted and offensively capable player. Able to play second-base, third-base, or shortstop, Eduardo Nunez would be a perfect fit for the San Diego Padres.
The Friars have newly-acquired Freddy Galvis projected as their starting shortstop, barring any unforeseen injuries, and the young Carlos Asuaje most likely manning second base. Having Eduardo Nunez around as a dependable back-up to both Galvis and Asuaje (and insurance policy in case of injuries to either) would give the San Diego Padres an added dynamic that would improve their team greatly.