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Twins Acquire Eduardo Nunez from the Yankees

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The Twins traded for the Yankees' infielder/outfielder/ultra-utility-guy-who-isn't-the-best-at-fielding-but-hits-better-than-Pedro-Florimon.

Eduardo Nunez, really getting after it.
Eduardo Nunez, really getting after it.
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The Twins on Monday acquired Eduardo Nunez from the Yankees for class A pitching prospect Miguel Sulbaran. If you're wondering who Miguel Sulbaran is, he's the guy the Twins got for trading Drew Butera to the Dodgers.

Nunez, now the second Eduardo-named utility player on the Twins 40-man roster, batted .260/.307/.372 has played left field, right field, second base, third base, and shortstop. Despite the plethora of positions Nunez has played at, he's not particularly known for his fielding ability. He has a career -39 in Defensive Runs Saved, according to Fan Graphs.

"If he makes all the plays in the field, he's a big-league-caliber guy," former teammate Phil Hughes said of the newly-acquired Twin. That's good news for the Twins, who are kind of starved for big-league-caliber guys.

Nunez was added to the Twins 40-man roster and will report to AAA Rochester.