Thursday, November 1, 2018

Nunez Joins Price And Sale As Guaranteed Members Of The 2019 Red Sox

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After David Price announced (just before the DuckBoat Parade) that he would not opt-out of his remaining four-year contract with the Red Sox—and the team picked up the 2019 option on Chris Sale—two key components of the 2018 World Series Champion team were back in the fold for 2019. Today, another member of Cora's Commandos re-upped for next season—Eduardo Nunez. The versatile infielder exercised his 2019 player option and agreed to come back to The Carmine Hose. After the 2017 season, Nunez and the Sox agreed to a two-year deal (with an opt-out provision for 2019). The 31-year-old hit .265 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs in 2018. Playing second and third base during the regular season, he played a big role in the postseason—including a key, two-out, three-run pinch-hit HR in the seventh-inning of World Series Game One. The Red Sox eventually took the contest, 8-4. Nunez also took some spectacular tumbles in the series. It's good to see him back as a piece of the 2019 team.