After three minor league rehab games in the Gulf Coast League, shortstop Eduardo Nunez has been activated from the minor league disabled list and assigned to High-A Tampa.
Nunez was optioned to Triple-A in mid-May and played just four games before injuring his thumb and spending the next two months on the disabled list. He got back on the field last Tuesday, playing shortstop for the Yankees GCL team. He’s since played four games at the rookie level, getting two hits including a home run.
Today the Yankees activated Nunez, and transferred his option to Tampa, where he’ll likely workout and play a few games under the watchful eye of the Yankees staff down at their minor league complex. It’s been an unusual year for the young utility man, who was expected to play a significant role in New York and has instead lost most of the season and done nothing to wipe away concerns about his ability to play defense with enough consistency to be a Major League role player.