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Giants acquire Eduardo Nunez from Twins

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have bolstered their infield depth, acquiring Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league left-hander Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez is hitting .296/.325/.439 with 12 home runs, 15 doubles and 27 stolen bases in 91 games and made the American League All-Star team. Nunez started 49 games at shortstop, 28 games at third base and four games at second base this season for the Twins.

He leaves the Twins leading the American League in stolen bases.

San Francisco has Brandon Crawford entrenched at shortstop but have suffered injuries to second baseman Joe Panik and third baseman Matt Duffy this season. Panik was activated off the DL before Thursday night's game against the Washington Nationals.

The 29-year-old Nunez is making $1.475 million this season and has one more year of salary arbitration eligibility in 2017 before becoming a free agent.

Mejia, 23, is 7-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 18 starts between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento this season, with 101 strikeouts and 27 walks in 105⅔ innings. He was rated the No. 93 prospect in baseball in Baseball America's midseason top 100 list.