After Sunday night's extra innings loss to the National League-leading Dodgers, the Red Sox are making moves.
Most notably, the Red Sox announced that they are designating Eduardo Nuñez for assignment. This means Boston is removing Nuñez from the 40-man roster, and he can either be traded or placed on irrevocable outright waivers within seven days.
Nuñez, a hero of 2018's World Series run, has struggled this season to say the least. The 32-year-old is hitting .228 with a .243 on-base percentage, both career-lows. In the Red Sox second-baseman depth chart, he's behind Michael Chavis, Brock Holt and Marco Hernandez.
Nuñez is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and he likely wouldn't bring back much in a trade as a veteran rental.
The Red Sox also sent Hector Velázquez, who pitched in all three of Boston's post-All-Star Break games, to Triple-A Pawtucket. Velázquez (5.67 ERA) allowed three earned runs in extra innings against the Dodgers on Sunday night.
To replace Velázquez and Nuñez, the Sox called up Ryan Weber and Sam Travis to help the bullpen and first basemen depth, respectively.
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