Here is some Wednesday Notes of the Red Sox, before they take on the Twins this afternoon.
JD Martinez Wins AL Player of The Week:
After a strong surge to start the season, JD Martinez is rewarded winning American League Player of The Week.
Martinez accumulated 4 homers, with a slashline of .458/.500/1.125 during the week. Martinez has 5 homers on the season now, tied for the MLB lead.
The DH had 11 hits during the week, and notched a 3-HR game Sunday. Martinez was the 25th player in Red Sox history to accomplish a 3-HR game.
The award is JD’s 9th of his career.
Red Sox Twins on Monday postponed, double-header will take place on Wednesday:
After a fatal shooting of Daunte Wright that took place in Minnesota, the Twins decided that it was in the best interests to call the game off due to riots and respect of the tragedy.
Here is the Twins statement they released Monday:
“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game,” the team said.
“The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials. Information regarding the rescheduling of today’s game, and corresponding ticket details, will be released in the near future.
“The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.”
The Red Sox will have two 7-inning games on Wednesday. They’ll open the series up today at 1PM, with Martin Perez on the mound.
Former Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez signs with Fubon Guardians of CPBL:
The Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League have agreed to terms with former Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez.
Nunez, 34, spent the first four years of his Major League tenure (2010-2013) with the Yankees, before heading to Minnesota. Nunez would actually pick up an All-Star appearance in 2016, as he stole 40 bases that year.
Nunez would be picked up from the Giants in 2017 and would be a key piece of the Red Sox 2018 World Series run, but was cut in the midst of 2019. His most recent Major League action was in 2020 with the Mets, where in two plate appearances he picked up a hit and a stolen base.
It looks like it’s a wrap on the 10-year Major League career of Eduardo Nunez.
Chances are, Friday’s game at Fenway versus White Sox will probably be rained out:
The Red Sox take on the White Sox at Fenway in Game 1 of their three-game split, after they take on Minnesota.
The series is scheduled to begin action on Friday night, but the weather forecast is not looking too good though in Boston that day. There’s a 90% chance of rain during the day. It’s looking like Friday’s matchup will be postponed.