Yankees trade Eduardo Nunez to Twins
So much for the what-if speculation that the Tigers would’ve faced had Eduardo Nunez reached their waiver spot. The former Yankees shortstop of the future is now part of the Twins organization, traded to Minnesota on Monday for left-handed pitching prospect Miguel Sulbaran.
The Yankees designated Nunez for assignment a few days ago to make room on their roster for Yangervis Solarte, who pretty much took the shortstop prospect title along with Dean Anna. That raised the question of whether the Tigers would take a shot on the 26-year-old who, despite a fairly bad, injury-shortened 2013 season filling in for Derek Jeter, provided a bit of a compromise of being younger than Alex Gonzalez but more experienced than the prospects the Tigers currently have in waiting.
The Twins, for what it’s worth, assigned Nunez (who actually had a minor-league option left) to Triple-A Rochester.