The Eduardo Nunez era is over, as the veteran infielder was designated for assignment on Monday, the Red Sox announced.
In his second full season with Boston, and his third with the Red Sox since being acquired from the Giants in 2017, the 32-year-old Nunez has been cut in the midst of a 2019 season that comes with a .228 average, two homers, and 20 RBIs.
Overall, Nunez hit 20 home runs and totaled 91 RBIs in 225 games with the Red Sox.
With Nunez DFA’d, Sam Travis has been called up from Pawtucket. Travis, a second-round pick of the Red Sox back in 2014, has 143 at bats at the MLB level since 2017, with one home run, 10 RBIs, and a .238 average.
The Nunez designation was not the only move of the day for the Red Sox, losers of two straight, as the team also optioned reliever Hector Velazquez back to Pawtucket and recalled righty Ryan Weber.
The Red Sox begin a four-game series against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Monday night.