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Eduardo Nunez set to debut for Red Sox Friday vs. Royals

The Red Sox acquired the third baseman from San Francisco this week
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Eduardo Nunez.

The Red Sox have already filled one major need ahead of the MLB trade deadline as the acquired utility infielder Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants this week. Nunez will likely take over most of the third base duties for the Red Sox.

“It’s exciting,” Nunez said, via ESPN. “You’re going to go [play] for a championship. That’s why we’re here. That’s the focus right now.”

Nunez has been ripping it up for the Giants of late as he has a .348 batting average since June 1, the fourth best mark in MLB.

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Nunez is slated to first play for the Sox on Friday night when the team returns home to face the Kansas City Royals.

David Price (5-3, 3.82 ERA) is slated to pitch for the Sox Friday, followed by Rick Porcello (4-13, 4.52 ERA) on Saturday night and Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3, 3.89 ERA) on Sunday afternoon.