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Diamondbacks Claim Gustavo Nunez off Waivers From Pirates

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced via Twitter that they’ve claimed infielder Gustavo Nunez off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nunez was the Rule 5 selection by the Pirates last year, but missed the entire year on the 60-day disabled list with an injury that he suffered prior to the Rule 5 draft. The shortstop is regarded as a plus defender, but hasn’t done much with the...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Pick Gustavo Nunez Begins His Rehab Work

Remember Gustavo Nunez? It would be understandable if you didn’t recognize the name. Nunez was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft. The shortstop was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury back in January. Nunez injured the ankle while with the Detroit Tigers, and hadn’t fully recovered from the injury. He finally made his 2012 debut...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

A quick note on the 2012 Annual

The Pirates placed shortstop Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list this morning, making room for newly-acquired A.J. Burnett on the 40-man roster. With that roster move, the Pirates Prospects 2012 Annual was finalized and will soon be off to the publisher. I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who have purchased the Annual or plan to do so in the future. I devoted a...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

And so it begins

The Pirates cleared a roster spot for AJ Burnett today by putting Rule 5 pick Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list. The exact vagaries of the Rule 5 process aren't perfectly clear to me, but I'm certain that Nunez has to be active for a certain number of days and so the Pirates can't just stow him away on the 60-day all year. Still, it's clear that this is how...
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Place Infielder Nunez on 60-day DL

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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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Pick Gustavo Nunez In Rule V, Lose Brett Lorin

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 [...]
Via This Is Getting Old
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Bucs use Rule 5 Draft to land infielder Nunez

Using the eighth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Pirates added shortstop Gustavo Nunez to the mix of potential 2012 backup infielders.
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Pirates take Gustavo Nunez in Rule 5 Draft

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.
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Pirates select shortstop Nunez from Tigers in 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.
Via Post-Gazette
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft: Pirates pick Gustavo Nunez from Tigers, lose Brett Lorin

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,...
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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