The Red Sox designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment on Monday, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced.
Nunez, 32, appeared in 60 games for the Red Sox this season, batting .228 (38-for-167) with two home runs and a .548 OPS. He made 21 starts at second base, six at third base, one at shortstop, and 10 as a designated hitter.
The team also recalled righthander Ryan Weber and first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis, and optioned righthander Hector Velázquez to Pawtucket
The Red Sox signed Nunez to a $9 million deal before the 2018 season As Dustin Pedroia tried to come back from knee surgery. It was one year at $4 million and a $5 million player option, which he picked up. He had a .644 OPS and negative 2.4 WAR the last two seasons.