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Giants Acquire All-Star Infielder Nunez From Twins



    Giants Acquire All-Star Infielder Nunez From Twins
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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12: Eduardo Nunez #9 of the Minnesota Twins and the American League stands in the dugout during the 87th Annual MLB All-Star Game at PETCO Park on July 12, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The banged-up Giants added some needed depth Thursday night, acquiring infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia.

    Nunez, 29, is batting .296 this season with 12 homers and and 47 RBI. He has an American League-leading 27 stolen bases in 33 attempts and was named an All-Star for the first time.

    Nunez has started 84 games this season, 48 at shortstop, 28 at third, four at second base and four at DH. He provides depth for a team that just got Joe Panik back on Thursday night and will be without Matt Duffy for at least another week.

    Nunez was originally signed by the Yankees in 2004 and spent parts of four seasons in New York before playing the last three with the Twins.

    Mejia, 23, is one of the Giants' best prospects. He's 7-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 18 starts for Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento this season.

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