Eduardo Nunez dealt to Twins

NEW YORK — The Yankees have traded infielder Eduardo Nunez to the Twins in exchange for Minor League left-hander Miguel Sulbaran.

Sulbaran, 20, is 21-10 with a 3.15 ERA in 55 career Minor League games (45 starts) in the Dodgers and Twins organizations. This season, he made one relief appearance for Class-A Cedar Rapids.

A product of Venezuela, Sulbaran spent last season with Class-A Great Lakes and Cedar Rapids, going 9-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 27 games (20 starts). In 112 2/3 innings, Sulbaran allowed 110 hits and 32 walks, recording 101 strikeouts.

Nunez, 26, was designated for assignment when the Yankees chose to take Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte as the backup infielders on their Opening Day roster. In 270 career games with the Yankees, Nunez hit .267 with 10 home runs, 76 RBIs and 48 stolen bases.

The Twins have said that Nunez will be assigned to Triple-A Rochester.

5 Comments

It will be interesting to see if Girardi tries Warren as the closer. Kelley has pitches well also.

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Good riddance to bad rubbish

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Hey troll, you’re nothing but a Red Sox lover, keep your Yankee hate off this blog, and stay with your Red Suks

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Nunez was given lots of chances. Yanks probably would have gotten a better deal for him had they not waited so long to make a decision on his status.There is no mention of how Sulbaran he did in spring training. Biggest plus is that he is young.This organization desperately needs new young faces and eliminate retreads.

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I agree Ron. Nunez was given a great many chances by the Yankees but for some reason turned into a VERY BAD fielder. Wish him well with the Twins. He’s going to great city and an equally great manager in Ron Gardenhire.

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