The Boston Red Sox made a move to bolster their infield by acquiring Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. The Giants acquired Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos according to Ken Rosenthal. The Red Sox needed to make a move at third base after the team designated Pablo Sandoval for assignment last week. The team was also rumored to make a move for Todd Frazier, but the Yankees acquired Frazier from the White Sox. Nunez is hitting .307 this season with 92 hits on the season.

The Red Sox were using Rafael Revers as their primary third baseman, but Revers is likely to act as a backup moving forward.

Devers is just 20-years-old, and could also be sent back to Triple-A in order to help with his development. The best case for the Red Sox is that Devers starts to hit, and coach John Farrell can use Nunez in late game situations for his defense.

What the Red Sox got

The Red Sox received a reliable 30 year old former All Star. Nunez is a career .277 hitter with a .721 on base percentage. Nunez hit 16 home runs last season, but has not showed that kind of power this season. However, he is getting on base at a consisting rate this season.

Nunez also does not strikeout a lot. He joins Dustin Pedroia, and Mookie Betts as three of the best players in baseball in terms of not striking out. With a 1.5 game lead over the Yankees in the division, the team could not be done making moves.

What the Giants got

Anderson is 22 years old and was ranked the 18th best prospect in the Boston farm system. Boston drafted Anderson last year from the University of Florida. Anderson has been used as a reliever in the past, but Boston was trying to convert him into a starter. Anderson has a 3.99 earned run average in Class-A Advanced this season.

Santos is a 17 year old and has been playing in his second season with the Domincan Summer League. Through 30 innings, he has a 0.90 earned run average. His ground ball is at 82.1 percent.

Moving forward

The Red Sox have a solid infield that features Pedroia, Nunez, Mitch Moreland, and Xander Bogaerts.

The Red Sox are likely done with tooling their lineup. Their rotation still features two former Cy Young winners and Chris Sale. The team could make one more move to bolster their bullpen.

Pat Neshek of the Phillies has been someone that Boston has been looking at. The Nationals and Dodgers are the other two teams according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Neshek would add a setup piece for closer Craig Kimbrel.

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