Eduardo Nunez was supposed to give the Mets infield depth in 2020. The former All-Star would allow them to mix-and-match their lineups. If we were lucky, he might even hit well.
After just two plate appearances, it looks like Nunez’s triumphant return to New York is already over. He was placed on the 60-day IL in late July. Unless the Mets make a playoff run and they see him as a better option than some of their other players, Nunez is done with the Mets.
The funny thing is, I remember Nunez also being one of those players Mets fans viewed as a good pickup. Well, they didn’t so much think it in 2020. This was back a few years ago when he was a much more productive player.
Nunez’s career was a funny one with many years served as a utility infielder. He actually has only one season with 130+ games played. Injuries have limited him greatly and have done so again for his time as a member of the Mets.
All this club got from him was a pair of plate appearances. He did get a hit, though. Nunez even stole a base!
Early on in 2020, I think a lot of Mets fans had plans for how the team could use Nunez. It seemed like a quiet yet savvy pickup by the club with very little to lose.
We never did get to see what he could possibly do. For his sake, I hope he heals up well and gets a shot somewhere in 2021.
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