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Report: Red Sox sign Eduardo Nunez

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The Red Sox have signed infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year contract, Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports. The deal includes an option for the 2019 season.

Nunez, 30, spent last season with the Giants and Red Sox. Combined, he hit .313/.341/.460 with 12 home runs, 58 RBI, 60 runs scored, and 24 stolen bases in 491 plate appearances.

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia may not be ready to start on Opening Day, so Nunez may get the nod there. He would slide into a utility role afterwards.