|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||6/15/1987|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 190 lbs|
|From||Santo Domingo, DOM|
|Drafted||2004 - NYY|
|Fantasy Own %||68.1|
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Nunez said he will not require surgery on his injured knee, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
Nunez was dropped from the ALDS roster after aggravating a knee injury in the first inning of Game 1 against the Astros. The MRI results revealed no further damage was done to his knee, so Nunez should be ready to go for spring training next season after taking time to recover in the offseason.
The Red Sox officially removed Nunez from their ALDS roster, replacing him with outfielder Chris Young. The move makes Nunez ineligible to appear in the AL Championship Series if the Red Sox advance.
Nunez was carried off the field in the first inning of Game 1 on Thursday with a right knee injury after pulling up running to first base on a groundout. He writhed in pain as manager John Farrell and trainers ran to his aid. He remained on the ground for a couple of minutes before trying to walk off the field with their help. Before Thursday, Nunez last played on Sept. 25 but re-injured his knee.
Nunez (knee) was officially removed from the Red Sox's ALDS roster Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Nunez went down with an ugly knee injury in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Astros. Though he's technically still able to be re-added to the roster if the Red Sox make the World Series, this injury should effectively end the 30-year-old's season. Chris Young was added to the active roster in Nunez's place.
Nunez was removed from Thursday's game after hobbling out of the batter's box during his groundout in the first inning with an apparent knee injury, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Immediately after sending a grounder to third base, Nunez came up lame while trying to sprint out of the box. He collapsed on the way to first base, and spent a few minutes on the ground before being carried off the field by manager John Farrell and a trainer. Since Nunez had been dealing with a knee problem for most of the past month, this is a seriously concerning occurrence that may mark the end of his season. Going into this series, the Red Sox were on the fence about Nunez's status, and it appears as though his knee wasn't completely ready for live action. In his place, the club will likely thrust Hanley Ramirez into the DH spot for the remainder of the game. It's unlikely that he will be able to return to the field this postseason and he may miss some of 2018 as well.
Nunez (knee) returns to the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against Houston on Thursday, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.
Nunez will hit out of the DH spot for Thursday's contest, and although he "didn't feel anything" in his knee while batting in a simulated game Monday, manager John Farrell doesn't want to push him back onto the field too soon. The infielder has only played once since Sept. 10, but has been on an absolute tear over the second half of the 2017 season, hitting .330/.364/.517 with eight home runs and 33 RBI since the All-Star break.