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Vidal Nuno | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Baker
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 48 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Rays purchased the contract of LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Durham.
Nuno was sporting a 3.57 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 37/3 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings (seven starts, one relief appearance) this season at the Triple-A level. It's not clear what role he will play in Tampa Bay, where pitching roles aren't very defined. May 23 - 12:29 PM

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Rays signed LHP Vidal Nuno to a minor league contract.

Nuno struggled mightily with the Orioles in 2017, posting a 10.43 ERA and 13/10 K/BB ratio across 14 2/3 innings of relief. The 30-year-old southpaw is doubtful to crack the Rays' roster next spring.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Vidal Nuno has elected free agency.

The 30-year-old left-hander was a disaster in 12 appearances with the Orioles in 2017, compiling a 10.43 ERA, 2.25 WHIP and 13/10 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings. He'll look to find a new opportunity this off-season.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 11:57:00 AM

Orioles sent LHP Vidal Nuno outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Nuno allowed 17 earned runs in 14 2/3 innings of relief earlier this season with the O's. He is now off their 40-man roster but will continue working out of the bullpen at Norfolk.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 01:59:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Norfolk.

Nuno was roughed up for five runs in an appearance Monday and holds an ugly 10.43 ERA on the season. Donnie Hart is replacing him in the bullpen.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Norfolk.

Nuno has allowed nine earned runs in 12 innings of relief this season at the major league level. He'll work in a low-leverage role with the O's.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Norfolk.

Nuno was just recalled a few days ago but is being sent back down after allowing a run on Friday. Richard Bleier is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Sun, May 14, 2017 12:10:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Norfolk.

Nuno has surrendered eight runs over 11 innings this season at the major league level. He'll function as a mop-up man for Baltimore.
Wed, May 10, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Norfolk.

Nuno has allowed eight runs over 11 relief innings this season. His track record says he's better than that and he'll surely get another shot before long.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 08:27:00 AM

Making a spot start in place of Wade Miley, Vidal Nuno gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings Monday against the Red Sox.

There are worse fifth starters around than Nuno, but the Orioles were looking at him as a reliever when they picked him up from the Dodgers last month. It's uncertain whether he'll be on the Opening Day roster; the fact that he has options remaining, even at age 29, works against him.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Vidal Nuno pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief Monday against the Yankees.

Nuno was acquired from the Dodgers eight days ago, making that four trades in three years for the swingman. Even though he's 29, he still has options remaining, opening up the possibility that the Orioles could send him down initially. He should be one of their top seven relievers, though, and he might log some rotation time before the season is done.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Orioles acquired LHP Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers for RHP Ryan Moseley.

The 29-year-old southpaw has now been traded four times in the past three years. Nuno compiled a 3.53 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 7.8 K/9 over 58 2/3 innings primarily out of the bullpen for the Mariners in 2016. He'll add valuable depth to the Orioles with his ability to both start and pitch effectively out of the bullpen.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 06:09:00 PM

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are closing in on deal to acquire Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers.

Minor league right-hander Ryan Moseley would head back to the Dodgers in the reported deal. Given the current state of the O's starting pitching depth, Nuno could challenge for a spot in the Opening Day rotation or serve as a valuable cog in a long-relief role.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Dodgers and LHP Vidal Nuno avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.125 million contract.

Nuno, who was acquired from the Mariners for Carlos Ruiz back in November, was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 29-year-old posted a 3.53 ERA and 51/11 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings last season and figures to pitch in middle relief for Los Angeles.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Vidal Nuno from the Mariners for C Carlos Ruiz.

Nuno got off to a tremendous start this past season in Seattle, but he was very average over the final three months and finished with a 3.53 ERA in 58 2/3 total innings. The 29-year-old left-hander will enter Dodgers camp next spring in a mid-relief role.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:35:00 AM

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