Yankees trade Nunez to Twins for Sulbaran

Eduardo Nunez (Frank Gunn/CP)
April 7, 2014, 6:13 PM

NEW YORK — Eduardo Nunez’s time with the Yankees ended after a decade when the infielder was traded to the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran.

The deal was announced Monday. The Twins assigned Nunez to Triple-A Rochester.

Signed by the Yankees in 2004, Nunez came up to the major leagues in 2010 and was seen as a possible successor to Derek Jeter at shortstop. But he struggled defensively, was beaten out by Yangervis Solarte during spring training for a backup infield job and was designated for assignment last week.

The 26-year-old Nunez hit .267 in 270 games for the Yankees with 10 homers and 76 RBIs.

The 20-year-old Sulbaran was 9-4 with a 2.96 ERA last year at Class A Great Lakes and Cedar Rapids. He is 21-10 with a 3.15 ERA in 45 starts and 10 relief appearances in the minor league systems of the Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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