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The 2012 Rule 5 Draft is Tomorrow

The MLB Rule 5 draft is tomorrow morning at 10 AM EST. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an open spot on their 40-man roster, which means they could make a pick. Whether they actually make a pick is another issue. The Pirates have made a pick in every draft overseen by Neal Huntington. They took Evan Meek in the 2007 Rule 5 draft. Donald Veal went in 2008, followed by John Raynor in 2009...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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

Podcast: Cabrera's D, Inge/Peralta at 2B?

In the latest podcast, the staff dives into just how bad Miguel Cabrera's defense could be, what are the odds the Tigers are going to get Gustavo Nunez back after his latest move, and should the Tigers seriously consider Jhonny Peralta or Brandon Inge at second base?
Via tigers.scout.com
February 22, 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

A Change to the Backup Infielder Competition

It looks like a good time to buy stock in Anderson Hernandez.  The Pirates’ decision to place Rule 5 pick Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list greatly narrows the competition for utility infielder spots.  They have a lot of players available to compete for bench spots, but many, such as Nick Evans and Jake Fox, are strictly corner players.  Somebody has to backup Clint...
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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...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Day Two of Spring Training

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. — And speaking of A.J. Burnett...
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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

Injury clears roster spot for Pirates' Burnett

The Pirates put Rule 5 draft pick Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list Monday because of a right ankle injury.
Via Post-Gazette
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Burnett officially a Pirate

FINALLY! tweeted: 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. ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Burnet trade now official

Burnett passed the physical and mlb approved the trade. Done deal. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 19, 2012   Now that the trade is official and approved by MLB, a corresponding roster move must be made by the Pirates to make room for A.J. Burnett on the 40-man roster. The likely candidates seem to be Duke Welker or Gustavo Nunez. I’ll update this post to reflect the move...
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Round Table Podcast: Episode 3

Jon from McEffect, Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, and myself are back at it with the third of our weekly installments of the Pirates Round Table Podcast. We discuss a little bit of everything going on from A.J. Burnett to Gustavo Nunez. Definitely worth a listen. It will be up on iTunes shortly. Click here to listen/download. Also on iTunes. 
Via North Side Notch
February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Early look at 2012: Offense

Yes, it’s still EXTREMELY early and tons of things could (and should) change between now and April 5th, but since we’ve crossed into the new year and there isn’t much else going on at the moment, here’s a look at the Bucs as they currently stand. I started with the rotation, then looked at the bullpen. Now, here’s the offense. Infield: Garrett Jones – 1B Neil Walker...
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January 06, 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 [...]
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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.
Via mlb.com
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Now that's what I call roster turnover

With the Winter Meetings wrapping up now that the Rule 5 draft is over, we can probably assume that the Pirates are dont making moves, at least for the next few days. So, for now, let's take a breath and count the players that the Pirates have added to the 40-man roster since the regular season ended:  Erik Bedard Jeremy Hefner Rudy Owens Duke Welker Justin Wilson Rod Barajas...
Via Where Is Andy Van Slyke
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Now that's what I call roster turnover

With the Winter Meetings wrapping up now that the Rule 5 draft is over, we can probably assume that the Pirates are dont making moves, at least for the next few days. So, for now, let's take a breath and count the players that the Pirates have added to the 40-man roster since the regular season ended:  Erik Bedard Jeremy Hefner Rudy Owens Duke Welker Justin Wilson Rod...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Pujols an Angel, Bucs make Rule 5 pick

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...
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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.
Via pirates.scout.com
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Pirates take shortstop in Rule 5 draft

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.
Via Pittsburghlive.com
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

Pirates Take Gustavo Nunez in Rule 5, Lose Brett Lorin

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...
Via Pirates Prospects
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,...
Via Where Is Andy Van Slyke
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,...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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