Thursday, January 10, 2013

Meet Our 2013 Utility Infielder : Eduardo Nunez

Brian Cashman has said from the very beginning of the off season that Eduardo Nunez would be a short stop only going forward into 2013 and beyond. That tune changed a little bit today when Cashman was quoted as saying that if Nunez made the big league club, which I cannot fathom a scenario where he doesn't, that it would have to be as a utility infielder. His defensive struggles and woes are well documented and probably scares the crap out of everybody reading this, including myself, but it is what it is. Eduardo is not going to move Jeter out of the short stop position and we have Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Youkilis for third base so the choice was obvious.

Obviously the Yankees could always waste Nunez like they did with Ramiro Pena and send him down to AAA to either be an every day short stop or let him learn another position or twelve and never make it back to the majors. We always could plug in Jayson Nix, who is currently assigned to AAA and not on the 40 man roster, to play utility infielder and let Nunez get some reps and work down in the minors. There is always that whole trade scenario as well but he has not been linked or rumored to be a part of any deal so I did not think it was worth mentioning.

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