— #WeAreSF (@SFGiants) July 29, 2016
Nunez, 29, spent parts of four seasons with the New York Yankees before being traded to the Twins before 2014. In 391 plate appearances this year, he is slashing .296/.325/.439 with a 103 wRC+ and was named an American League All-Star. He has played second, third and shortstop, left field, right field with the Twins, but has spent most of his time at shortstop.
Mejia, 23, ranks #91 in Baseball America’s prospect rankings, #5 on the Giants, but MLB.com has him as the Giants’ #7 prospect. He doesn’t have a ranking in the top 100 at MLB.com. Mejia had a 1.94 ERA in 65 innings pitched at Double-A Richmond before being promoted to Triple-A Sacramento where he posted a 4.20 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched.
With Matt Duffy out, Nunez could play some third for the time being, but could also fill in around the infield and in left. He is under control for the rest of this season and next through arbitration.
Bobby Evans talked to the media shortly after the trade and said he talked to Duffy about how Nunez was acquired for depth. This insures to Duffy that he isn’t losing his starting job to Nunez, but that doesn’t mean it’s written in stone.
Evans spoke to Duffy to let him know this is depth move. They’ll mix in more off days when he gets back. Nunez can help at three spots.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) July 29, 2016
Jarrett Parker seems like the the guy who will lose his spot on the roster, because he has options. With Hunter Pence set to come back Saturday and Ehire Adrianza Tuesday (via Bobby Evans and Alex Pavlovic) the club will be making a plethora of moves in the coming days.