Former big league infielder Eduardo Núñez has signed with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, per a team announcement (h/t to CPBL Stats). The 33-year-old’s most recent major league action came with the Mets, with whom Núñez picked up a pair of plate appearances last year.
Núñez has played in parts of eleven big league seasons, seeing rather extensive action with each of the Yankees, Twins and Red Sox. He even earned an All-Star selection after a strong start to the 2016 season in Minnesota. Altogether, the right-handed hitting infielder has compiled a .276/.310/.404 slash line with 58 home runs and 142 stolen bases across 3008 plate appearances at the MLB level.
The Guardians also roster former big league pitchers Manny Bañuelos and JC Ramírez. The team signed Héctor Noesí last December, but he was released in February after suffering an offseason injury, as CPBL Stats noted at the time.
Omg, I still have nightmares from when this hack played for the Yankees! Even China isn’t far enough away.
Actually the “Chinese Professional Baseball League” is not in China, it is in Taiwan, China has no baseball league with popular audience market and the sill of baseball players are weak, Taiwan does have many baseball fans and baseball market is booming.
He’s a champion
The guys nose was better then his baseball skills.
Good luck Núñez!
Dumpster Divin Theo
Which Guardian will Eduardo be? My money is on Drax. If they need a trash panda they could always ask the Astros about Gurriel.
Too bad this league only has 5 teams. At least he’s getting paid.
Eduardo Scissorhands. Fielding was never a strength. An 11-year-career with a 0.2 rWAR.
Peart of the game
Wouldn’t be surprised if he gets released mid-season so the Guardians can have another foreign starting pitcher. I’m not exactly expecting Nuñez to stick around full season since he doesn’t hit for enough power and doesn’t draw enough walks.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Hey, that’s cool.
A whole new continent for Nunie to kick the ball all over the dirt on.
When it was a game.
Remember when he was jeters replacement.
Are all cpbl foreign rosters full now?