Mar 22, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez (26) dives into third base during a game against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Nunez to Twins


Eduardo Nunez was once considered the future of the Yankees infield. Today he is a member of the Minnesota Twins.

The Yankees sent Eduardo Nunez to the Minnesota Twins for left-handed pitcher Miguel Sulbaran. Nunez made news earlier this spring when he didn’t leave Tampa for New York in favor Yangervis Solarte and Dean Anna. Nunez spent much of the last 4 seasons on the Yankees’ roster as a utility infielder. He was supposed to be known as a contact-hitting speedster but became more widely known for his troublesome glove and costly errors.

Miguel Sulbaran is a 20-year-old prospect out of Venezuela. He came over to the Twins last season in a trade with the Dodgers for Drew Butera. Once he joined the Twins in Cedar Rapids he went 3-0 over four starts with a 2.70 ERA and 16 Ks in 20 innings pitched. He will most likely head to Tampa with Taylor Garrison already on his way from Tampa to Trenton.

Nunez was assigned to Triple-A Rochester and added to the Twins 40-man roster.

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