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Burnett was in Pirate City this morning, and I expect that he’ll go in to normal workouts with the team right away. Somebody will have to come off the 40-man roster to make room for Burnett. As we discussed in the podcast, Duke Welker and Gustavo Nunez are strong possibilities.
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BRADENTON — In order to make room for right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 40-man roster, the Pirates placed infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury.
Nunez, 24, was selected from the Detroit Tigers in the Rule-5 draft in December by the Pirates.
During the 2011 season, Nunez hit .276 with 13 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, 26 RBI and 18...
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Good morning from Pirate City. I’ll be updating this blog throughout the day with news and notes, but be sure to check the main site for the full stories.
— Earlier this morning, the Pirates placed infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury. The move opened up a spot on the 40-man for right-hander A.J. Burnett.
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The Pirates put Rule 5 draft pick Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list Monday because of a right ankle injury.