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World Series memories can't excuse Nunez's leaden batting average

The Red Sox decided they can't afford to keep Nunez and his .228 AVG in the lineup.
Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez drops his bat after striking out with the bases loaded during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Monday, June 24, 2019.

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Núñez for assignment, likely ending his tenure with the team he helped win the World Series last year.

Núñez was batting .228 in 60 games with Boston this season, his third in the organization. Last year, he hit .265 with 10 homers in 127 games, and also hit a three-run pinch-homer to help the Red Sox win Game 1 of the Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Also Monday, right-hander Ryan Weber and first baseman Sam Travis were recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, and righty Hector Velázquez was optioned to Pawtucket.