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Gustavo Nunez | Shortstop

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 168
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Pirates signed INF Gustavo Nunez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Nunez batted .301/.353/.373 with two home runs and 10 stolen bases in 338 plate appearances this past season for the Braves' Double-A team. The 26-year-old infielder has never appeared in a major league game. Nov 18 - 4:49 PM

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Tigers released INF Gustavo Nunez.

The 25-year-old couldn't hack his way out of a rose garden this year, batting .194 with four RBIs in 61 games at Triple-A Toledo. Nunez's calling card, of course, is his glove, which some consider to be the best in Detroit's organization. Nunez spent the 2012 season on the disabled list with the Pirates, who plucked him in the Rule 5 draft. He was returned to Detroit last winter, but is now free to sign with any team. Don't be surprised if he surfaces on a big league bench next season as glove-first, -second and -third utility player.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 03:36:00 PM

INF Gustavo Nunez has been returned to the Tigers.

Nunez was a Rule 5 pick of the Pirates last offseason but missed all of the year while recovering from right ankle surgery. He was then claimed off waivers by the D'Backs in October, but they've opted not to keep him around. The 24-year-old will return to the minors for the Tigers.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 02:34:00 PM

Diamondbacks claimed INF Gustavo Nunez off waivers from the Pirates.

Nunez was a Rule 5 pick of the Pirates this season but missed all of the year while recovering from right ankle surgery. The same Rule 5 rules apply for him in Arizona. He should be fine for the start of spring training.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 03:11:00 PM

Gustavo Nunez (ankle) began a rehab assignment with the Pirates' Gulf Coast League team Monday.

A Rule 5 pick, Nunez has been out all season while recovering from right ankle surgery. "We're just happy to finally get him on the field," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Nunez must be on the Pirates' active roster for 90 days in order to be kept, though that number can carry over to next season.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 07:41:00 PM

Pirates placed SS Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury.

The move clears a spot on the Pirates' 40-man roster for new starter A.J. Burnett. Nunez, a Rule 5 Draft selection back in December, will miss the start of the season.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 08:49:00 AM

Pirates selected SS Gustavo Nunez from the Tigers in the Rule 5 draft.

Nunez is very good with the glove, but it's a stretch to think he'll ever be of much use with the bat. The 23-year-old batted just .276/.333/.386 with five homers, 26 RBI and 18 steals (while being caught 13 times) between High- and Double-A in 2011. The Bucs will try to keep him around as a utility infielder.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 11:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3Pedro Florimon
4Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2A.J. Burnett
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3John Holdzkom
4Jared Hughes
5Brandon Cumpton
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Casey Sadler
8Bobby LaFromboise
9Rob Scahill
10Collin Balester
11Deolis Guerra
12Blake Wood