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Yankees option Eduardo Nunez

Updated: May 12, 2012, 9:30 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Eduardo Nunez, who made two errors at third base in the first two innings of Thursday's game against the Rays, is about to become an every-day shortstop.

In the minor leagues.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi surprised reporters at his pregame interview Friday with the announcement that Nunez, who had been playing semi-regularly at several positions, had been demoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees needed to clear a roster spot for Eric Chavez, ...

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