Although he's grown up as a short stop, that position won't be opening up quite yet for Nunez, so learning to play a new position might be beneficial to him.
Last season, we saw Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner become two very streaky hitters. At some points they handled the bat well during the season, but in others, it was downright ugly.
Nunez could be the solution, filling in at either position when one of the two are struggling.
He certainly has the speed to play the outfield and if he is successful, could hit leadoff for the Bombers, who don't have a true leadoff hitter.
Last season, Nunez had some time in the outfield for the Yanks during spring training, with very limited time during the season.
We could very well see him there this season with an opportunity to start everyday if he can outplay Swisher or Gardner, although Gardner being removed in place of Nunez would be more realistic.
Let's just hope, for Nunez's sake, he doesn't play the same defense in the outfield that he played at shortstop in 2011.