The return of Nunez

Nunez hit .315 playing for the Whitecaps in 2009

Nunez hit .315 playing for the Whitecaps in 2009

West Michigan Whitecaps alum Gustavo Nunez has returned to the Detroit Tigers in strange turn of events. The 24 year-old short stop was taken by the Pittsburg Pirates in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft in December of 2011. He was then claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondback in October, and is now back in the Tigers organization as the D-Backs have outrighted his contract to the Toledo Mud Hens. He spent the 2012 season on the disabled list for the Pirates, recovering from surgery to his right ankle. As part of re-hab, he did play twelve games between the Gulf Coast League Pirates, Single-A Bradenton Marauders, and the Double-A Altoona Curve, hitting a combined .273. Nunez had a solid year with the Whitecaps in 2009. Playing in 112 games, he hit .315, with 16 doubles, 10 triples, and five home runs. The Tigers needed some depth at middle infield in the system, so I’m glad to see him back, and hope he has a great year in Toledo.

Photo courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps

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4 responses

  1. Hey, Mike! I know we haven’t been blogging lately but I just wanted to say I love the new look for your blog. Merry Chistmas and Happy New Year!
    -Danny

    1. Danny-thanks for stopping by. MLBlogs did a great job with this theme for sure, and I’m loving it, too. Have a Merry Christmas and New Year yourself!
      -Mike

  2. Since we aren’t blogging on nybisons anymore, I decided to go my own way and create my own blog. Tell me what you think. Thanks!
    http://buffaloballhawk.mlblogs.com/
    -Danny

    1. Danny-I checked it out and it looks awesome! The season can’t start soon enough for me!
      -Mike

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