Eduardo Nunez DFA headlines multiple Red Sox roster moves

Ryan Hannable
July 15, 2019 - 2:21 pm

Following dropping two out of three to the Dodgers over the weekend, including an extra innings affair Sunday night, the Red Sox have made a few roster moves with the biggest being designating Eduardo Nunez for assignment.

In addition to Nunez, Hector Velazquez was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket. To fill their spots on the roster, Sam Travis and pitcher Ryan Weber have been recalled.

Nunez has been a liability for the majority of the season and the team has finally decided to let him go. The 32-year-old has appeared in 60 games this season where he was batting just .228 with two home runs and a .548 OPS. He made 21 starts at second base, six at third base, one at shortstop, and 10 as a designated hitter. Nunez was in the final year of a two-year deal and this likely means more playing time for Brock Holt.

Velazquez was the loser of Sunday night's game and the bullpen needed some help given how many innings they threw. Travis will likely primarily be a bench player with a few spot starts, but could see some regular time at first base given his recent hot streak at the plate.

The Red Sox open a four-game set with the Blue Jays on Monday night.

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