Yanks trade Eduardo Nunez to Twins

Updated: April 7, 2014, 7:12 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Eduardo Nunez was once the key piece held out of a potential trade for Cliff Lee.

On Monday, the New York Yankees traded Nunez for another lefty -- Miguel Sulbaran, a 20-year-old Class A pitcher.

Sulbaran is now in his third organization, having pitched in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins systems.

In 2013, he was 9-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 112 2/3 innings with Class A Great Lakes and Class A Cedar Rapids. He struck out 101 and walked 32.

Nunez lost a spring training battle with early-season sensation Yangervis Solarte for the final roster spot. In 2010, the Yankees could have included Nunez in a deal that would have landed Lee, but wanted to hold on to him thinking he could be a starting shortstop one day.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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