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Vidal Nuno | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Vidal Nuno held the upstart Rays offense scoreless over five innings in Sunday's extra-inning victory.
The Rays had scored 27 runs over the first two games of the series, but the lefty found the antidote on Sunday. Nuno allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out six on the day. With Ivan Nova hitting the disabled list with an elbow injury, Nuno is the most likely candidate to replace him in the rotation. His next start will likely come Saturday against the Angels. Apr 20 - 6:35 PM

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Vidal Nuno is expected to start on Sunday against the Rays.

The Yankees need a spot starter following Wednesday's doubleheader, and Nuno makes the most sense. He last pitched on April 8 and got up to 67 pitches in the outing (though he allowed seven runs over 3 1/3 innings).
Apr 18 - 5:28 PM

Vidal Nuno pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, Saturday against the Orioles.

Including his start against Florida State on Feb. 25, Nuno has allowed one run in eight innings this spring. Still, with other pitchers also stepping up, the lefty is probably a long shot to be a part of the Opening Day roster. Since David Phelps figures to be the primary swingman, it'd make more sense to let Nuno start regularly in Triple-A than to him work in middle relief in the majors.
Mar 15 - 3:43 PM

Vidal Nuno started and pitched two scoreless innings in the Yankees' 8-3 defeat of Florida State on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Jameis Winston never pitched for the Seminoles, though he did come off the bench to go 0-for-2 as a left fielder. The 26-year-old Nuno, one of the Yankees' most pleasant surprises last spring, enters this March as a long shot rotation candidate behind Michael Pineda and David Phelps. He probably has a better chance of making the team as a middle reliever, though it's possible the Yankees would rather have him start games at Triple-A after he missed the second half of last year with a groin injury.
Feb 25 - 3:59 PM

Yankees activated LHP Vidal Nuno from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster as the Yanks head into the offseason. Nuno posted a 1.44 ERA at Triple-A and a 2.25 mark in the majors this season but was limited to just 45 innings due to a groin injury. He'll be fine for the start of spring training.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 08:58:00 AM

Yankees recalled LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

This was merely done as a procedural move to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Jim Miller who was recalled on Saturday. Nuno appeared in just five games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, posting a 1.44 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 30/2 K/BB ratio in 25 innings before succumbing to the groin injury.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:58:00 PM

Vidal Nuno left Friday's start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a groin injury.

Nuno is expected to be placed on the Triple-A disabled list and could be looking at an extended absence. The 25-year-old left-hander posted a 2.25 ERA in three starts and two relief appearances with the Yankees earlier this season.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Yankees optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's has been great in his time with the Yankees, but the club has decided to keep David Phelps in the rotation, so Nuno isn't needed with Andy Pettitte coming back Monday. He should get another chance later this summer.
Fri, May 31, 2013 04:10:00 PM

Vidal Nuno held the Mets to two runs and three hits over six innings in a loss on Thursday.

Nunez finished with the same line tonight as he did five days ago in a no-decision against the Rays. With a 2.25 ERA in three starts and two relief appearances, he's made a case for sticking around. Still, he's expected to be bounced from the rotation with Andy Pettitte returning Monday.
Thu, May 30, 2013 10:11:00 PM

Vidal Nuno held the Rays to two earned runs in six frames Saturday as the Yankees won in extra innings.

Nuno was again solid, yielding only five hits and one walk in what was his second career major league start. He's been steady in spot duty this year for the Yankees but seems due for a blowup. We probably wouldn't trust him outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.
Sat, May 25, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Vidal Nuno will start Saturday against the Rays.

The Yankees had the option of skipping Nuno with the off day, but they decided to give CC Sabathia an extra day of rest. "It’s just the way we did it because we’re in another long stretch here," manager Joe Girardi said. "After this day off, it’s 17 days in a row, so that’s how we decided to do it."
Wed, May 22, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Yankees recalled LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Nuno was sent down on Tuesday, but he's eligible to return now that Andy Pettitte (trapezius) has been placed on the disabled list. The 25-year-old southpaw has a 5/3 K/BB ratio over eight shutout frames with the Yankees this season and figures to get a start or two while Pettitte is sidelined. However, he shouldn't be a consideration outside of AL-only formats.
Fri, May 17, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Yankees optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Nuno tossed eight scoreless innings during his stint with the big club, including five shutout frames in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. He should get another shot with the Yankees down the line.
Tue, May 14, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Vidal Nuno will start Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Indians.

The Yankees don't want to use any of their starters on short rest, so Nuno will get the spot start. David Phelps will pitch Game 1 of the doubleheader.
Sun, May 12, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Ivan Nova (elbow) is expected be placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move. The Yankees don't need a fifth starter until next week, so Nuno should provide bullpen depth. David Phelps will likely replace Nova in the starting rotation.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
2Dean Anna
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Yangervis Solarte
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Alfonso Soriano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Ivan Nova
5Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Shawn Kelley
3Matt Thornton
4Dellin Betances
5Adam Warren
6David Phelps
7Vidal Nuno
8Preston Claiborne
9Bryan Mitchell