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Using the eighth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Pirates added shortstop Gustavo Nunez to the mix of potential 2012 backup infielders.
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In yet another head-scratcher your Pittsburgh Pirates selected SS Gustavo Nunez in the Rule V draft. For the Pirates to keep Nunez he will have to spend the season with the big club. That presents a bit of a problem because Nunez has played a whopping 34 games at Double A, his highest level. Even [...]
The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Gustavo Nunez off the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A Toledo
roster with the eighth pick in the annual Rule 5 Draft.
DALLAS -- The Pirates selected shortstop Gustavo Nunez from the Detroit Tigers organization with the eighth pick of the Rule 5 draft.
They also lost LHP Brett Lorin to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who had the 25th pick.
As it turns out, the Pirates released Ross Ohlendorf last night to create a space on the roster to make a Rule 5 pick today, not to make room for Yamaico Navarro. The roster spot for Navarro will apparently be cleared sometime this afternoon. The draft is in about five minutes. I'm busy this morning, but I'll try to get this post updated as quickly as I can. Until then,...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted shortstop Gustavo Nunez from the Detroit Tigers in the 2011 Rule 5 draft. Nunez, 23, has played as high as the AA level. Nunez had a .215/.252/.289 line at the AA level in 121 at-bats, his only at-bats above high-A. He hit for a .304/.368/.431 line in high-A last year, showing good plate patience. Nunez was the 23rd best prospect in the Detroit...
On the final day of the Winter Meetings, the Pirates today took shortstop Gustavo Nunez from the Detroit Tigers system with the eighth overall pick in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft.
Albert Pujols is headed to the Los Angeles Angels, which of course is fantastic news. The Pirates will almost never see him again.
The Bucs made a pick in the Rule 5 draft this morning, taking shortstop Gustavo Nunez from Detroit. Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Nunez is a good fielder that can’t really hit. I don’t expect him to hang around all year, and don’t really...