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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Eduardo Nuñez asked for release and got it from Yankees

Hopefully Yangervis’ nickname is “Never Nervous.”

Eduardo Nuñez figured the Yankees had had enough of him, so he asked for his release and got it.

The Yankees, needing to make a move on their 40-man roster to get Yangervis Solarte on it, designated Nuñez for assignment before Tuesday night’s season opener, ending the 26-year-old’s career with the club…

The Yankees have 10 days to either trade or release Nuñez, who will have interested parties. The Cubs, in need of infield help, could be interested, as could the Blue Jays, who need help at second and, after the Opening Day injury to Jose Reyes, short.

A source said the Astros, who would get the first crack at Nuñez if a trade isn’t worked out, could be an option, as well…

Nuñez, who often struggled in the field, hit .265 with a .280 on-base percentage this spring but lost his spot, [Yankees GM Brian] Cashman said, more because of what Solarte did, hitting .429 with a team-best nine RBIs. With Brian Roberts’ recent injury history, the Yankees felt Solarte, a better second baseman, was a better option than Nuñez.

The District Attorney Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:40 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: eduardo nuñez, transactions, yangervis solarte, yankees

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   1. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:16 PM (#4678962)
Well, Nune5 might put it together at some point at the plate and be a average + hitter (for a MI) ... but sakes alive, he plays every ball in the infield like he was being rolled a live grenade.
   2. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:48 PM (#4678975)
I don't get it. How can any team be more in need of IF help than the Yankees? If he doesn't fit the Yankee needs, what with Jeter, Roberts, and Johnson at SS, 2B, and 3B, what team could possibly use him?
   3. Walt Davis Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4678978)
While I'm no Darwin Barney fan, IF would seem to be the least of the Cubs' problems. He might outhit some of our OF.
   4. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 04, 2014 at 12:02 AM (#4678979)
He might outhit some of our OF.

I thought that was funny. Then I looked it up and, lo, ZiPS projects him as pretty much dead even with Junior Lake and Ryan Kalish.
   5. catomi01 Posted: April 04, 2014 at 12:03 AM (#4678980)
I don't get it. How can any team be more in need of IF help than the Yankees? If he doesn't fit the Yankee needs, what with Jeter, Roberts, and Johnson at SS, 2B, and 3B, what team could possibly use him?


None really could...he's just not a very could player (or at least hasn't been so far).
   6. Sonic Youk Posted: April 04, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4678983)
Nunez can hit a tiny bit. Not enough to start, but enough that maybe he's an above average utility man? Unfortunately we will never know, because no team will ever stick with a backup IF who constantly blunders routine plays.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2014 at 01:15 AM (#4678993)
Nunez has some talent, he can make plays, but he made some early errors when he first came up and seems to have never got over the semi-yips that have plagued him at the Major League level.
   8. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: April 04, 2014 at 01:40 AM (#4679001)
Most teams what their utility infielder to have a decent glove. He doesn't.

Love the live grenade comment, CoB. :)
   9. Select Storage Device Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:41 AM (#4679015)
Solarte is going to hit a little bit, Girardi will tell the media Yangervis reminds him of Ernie Banks, and then Solarte will sign a 550m contract with the Montpelier Saps in 2022 as a top 5 player. The Yankees will win one WS. Tony Womack and Nunez will commiserate on the regular.

Damn Yankees.
   10. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 06:37 AM (#4679033)
I'm happy for Solarte - he's been ready for a UT IF job for a couple of years now.
   11. Brian Posted: April 04, 2014 at 08:23 AM (#4679053)
I am so happy to see Nunez go. He is a terrible fielder and baserunner and despite the wishcasting of many in NY, including Girardi, he can't actually hit either.
   12. hardrain Posted: April 04, 2014 at 09:13 AM (#4679075)
We will always have this:

http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/sportsgifs/cubsyankeesboink.gif







   13. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 11:09 AM (#4679198)
http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/sportsgifs/cubsyankeesboink.gif


Hmm, I don't see the pointless hop-throw there from the SS, must not be Jeter.
   14. Enten Posted: April 04, 2014 at 12:49 PM (#4679298)
Hmm, I don't see the pointless hop-throw there from the SS, must not be Jeter.


Nuñez is at SS there. The casualty at 3B is Ramiro Peña.
   15. Brian Posted: April 04, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4679485)
Ouch.
   16. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 04, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4679508)
They were just fielding to the score.
   17. The District Attorney Posted: April 07, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4681415)
   18. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 07, 2014 at 05:54 PM (#4681425)
Sulbaran is the prospect we got from the Dodgers when we traded Drew Butera.

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