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Nunez activated from minor league disabled list

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 23, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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.

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78 Responses to “Nunez activated from minor league disabled list”

  1. 4time July 23rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Nunez will love Arizona/KC/Philly

  2. The Genius Maker July 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    The entire point I was making was Phelps should be in the rotation…if they are not smart enough to do that they should be smart enough follow the plan they told us (stretching him out). Of course, they are either full of poop in what they told us or they are just stupid…you choose.

    BTW, it IS the same as with Hughes and Joba and not a conspiracy…but Joba and Hughes’ experiment did NOT work because they screwed them around…especially Hughes

  3. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    4Time-

    Just coming back on. Get me up to speed. Nunez as part of a package for Upton or Gordon or Victorino?

    Sounds like the Braves and Cubs still have to agree and have MLB sign off on the money exchanging hands before Dempster joins the Braves. Nice pickup for them.

  4. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    GM-

    Phelps should be in the rotation in place of Garcia. Don’t most of the posters feel that way?

  5. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Blake-

    Did you talk with Cashman? Which outfielder now makes most sense to trade for?

  6. The Genius Maker July 23rd, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Yes…and supposedly the Yankees did too which is why they sent him down to stretch him out…but then they brought him up and Girardi is blowing it

  7. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Will Defense Be What Kills the Yankees in October?

    Feel free to agree or disagree with this recently posted article from Pinstripe Alley:

    http://www.pinstripealley.com/.....in-october

  8. comet July 23rd, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    YT I know I do. I don’t understand the decision to use Garcia over Phelps.

  9. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    The Diamondbacks “adore” Rangers third base prospect Mike Olt, Passan writes. Olt could help the Rangers put together a competitive trade offer for 24-year-old right-fielder Justin Upton.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

    If the Rangers cant get Hamels or Greinke theyll go Upton…..you watch.

  10. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Did you talk with Cashman? Which outfielder now makes most sense to trade for?”

    Cashman says the offense is fine and Hal is saving up for a series of winter vacations.

  11. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I get annoyed at some of the fans on this board who constantly throw “the Yankees keep winning so they must be doing something right” out whenever people suggest ways to improve this team and the way the organization does business.

    Apple always sells computers and ipods. They could’ve stopped after the first iPod and said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The same goes for any successful company or organization.

    Resting on your laurels may keep you competitive but ultimately other organizations will pass you by.

    Yes, the Yankees win a lot of games. They are not infallible. They clearly have made mistakes in the past years choosing not to chase the marquee international free agents. They made a mistake signing Arod to a 10 year deal even though 1 year led to a championship. They’re not perfect & they can do better on & off the field.

    No one is expecting perfection, but just sitting back with this whole “if it ain’t broke” attitude is just setting your fans and your team up for complacency which is what I see in this blog with all the posters who praise & defend the Yankees misses like they know better than us.

    Complacency doesn’t win championships. It leads to seasons like 2008 where the team falters with the highest payroll and then goes out and get criticized for buying a WS in 2009 by spending in free agency.

    I would hope the team is looking for ways to improve now & in the future. Just keeping things status quo will win games and sell tickets, but after watching Oakland’s good pitching dismantle us I don’t think it will do much more.

    Our catcher can’t hit. Our cleanup hitter should be hitting 6th or 7th. We have ton of .250 1-4 hitters who if they don’t go deep don’t really drive in runs.

    Phelps is a better rotation option than Garcia, but they can’t mess with Garcia’s psyche after over-praising him following his 1st start back in the rotation.

    There is room for improvement here. Pretending otherwise just reeks of homer-ism.

  12. bruceb July 23rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    I am sure Girardi held back on burning out Phelps yesterday in anticipation of having to use him tomorrow night in relief of Garcia. At least I hope that was it, really only thing that makes sense.

    I sure hope not. You play to win today, not tomorrow or Tuesday. Mind you, if Girardi hadn’t rested Jeter maybe he makes the double play that Nix botched and we win 4-3. I can’t really criticize Girardi for the way he rests players as he has an aging team and it usually works out for him in the long run. But there are still times when it irks me.

  13. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Blake-

    Oh well. I guess Hal is preparing us for a quick exit from the playoffs. :(

  14. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    If the Yankees are satisfied with simply making the playoffs and rolling the dice then they have lowered their bar internally

  15. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    G.Love-

    The 4 game loss to the A’s just reinforced most of our concerns about the team, even when they went on a winning streak. In the 8th or 9th inning of a close 1 run game, the team does not, or cannot approach it by trying to manufacture a run. It’s always bombs away.

  16. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    We talked a little about this, this morning. Money and years aside, I would trade the entire current Yankees OF and throw in Gardner if they want-Ibanez, Jones, Gardner, Granderson, and Swisher for the A’s OF of Smith, Crisp, Cespedes, and Reddick right now.

  17. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    If the Yankees are satisfied with simply making the playoffs and rolling the dice then they have lowered their bar internally

    ———————————–

    They have lowered the bar because they feel once you’re in anything can happen. Cash already has Hal believing in how luck plays such a big role in the PS.

  18. austinmac July 23rd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I agree the Rangers will get either Hamels or Upton. They mean business. The Yankees do business.

  19. mick July 23rd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Instead of jerking Phelps around why not reverse their roles?
    What is the obligation to Freddy?
    Maybe they are waiting for Joba and AArdsma, the new tweet king. Why not tweet us about your injury?
    They should see what they have in Phelps soon as they just might need him in the playoffs, unless Freddy gets that start again.

  20. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    It wasnt luck that Texas made it to the WS two years in a row…..they were the best team.

  21. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Blake-

    If the Yankees are satisfied with simply making the playoffs, then see what they can get now for Swisher and Granderson.

  22. mick July 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I would trade the entire current Yankees OF and throw in Gardner if they want-Ibanez, Jones, Gardner, Granderson, and Swisher for the A’s OF of Smith, Crisp, Cespedes, and Reddick right now.
    ==========================
    why would the A’s do this?

  23. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    austinmac,

    Best post of the day.

  24. austinmac July 23rd, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    The Rangers got lucky the last two years, and they are improvingtheir luck with good players. Nothing irritates me quite like all teams have an equal chance in the playoffs. Luck plays a role as it does every game, but good teams win far more often. I like the better pitchers pitching and the better hitters hitting. You can have luck.

  25. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    why would the A’s do this?

    They wouldn’t. I don’t think the point of it is as a realistic trade scenario.

  26. austinmac July 23rd, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    The Rangers have come from nowhere to become a very profitable venture. Why? Ryan took control. He said he intends to win and demanded the ability. He is extraordinarily competitive. He is George with baseball knowledge.

    I went to a Rangers game a few weeks ago. It was packed and loud. Previously, baseball was secondary in the area. Not anymore judging by the paraphanalia on the streets.

  27. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Trader,

    They wont trade those guys in season…..theyll take their shot once in the playoffs…..Id just like to see a little more urgency.

  28. PacoDooley July 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    4Time-

    Just coming back on. Get me up to speed. Nunez as part of a package for Upton or Gordon or Victorino?

    ———————————-

    I am having a hard time understanding all the trade talk for Upton. The Yankees don’t have the upper level talent to make it happen, especially for a team that is not looking for pitching. Even a three way deal sounds unlikely. They had one major trade piece in hand and they sent it to Seattle. Now they need to hope that some of the A ball players turn into real prospects and can either contribute or be part of a package.

    (I mean, why would Towers sell a 24 year old talented player entering his prime for a bunch of high risk guys that may never pan out?? he will want talent closer to the majors, and I think a team like Texas is most likely)

  29. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    It wasnt luck that Texas made it to the WS two years in a row…..they were the best team.

    ————————–

    Pass that onto Francesa who was on that rant a couple of weeks ago. Luck plays a role and no one would deny that but I was shaking my head when he said the playoffs were a “crapshoot….look how lucky the Yankees were during the dynasty yrs….did anyone expect Leyritz to hit a HR…what about the Jeffrey Mayer play” :( Sure Mike it had nothing to do with the Yankees having the best bullpen, a clutch line-up, and big game pitchers. The whole dynasty run was a crap shoot lol. I remember Torre mentioned that in his book. It’s funny when they were winning they were the best team but yrs later it was all luck.

  30. mick July 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Hal, like Dolan, has ulterior motives when it comes to running a sports franchise.
    George was all about winning no matter what the cost.
    Hal is about the bottom line and , unless his plan is to skip the next few years, then get back to spending after 2015, we could be a last place team again.

  31. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Mick-

    The A’s wouldn’t do this. The point is that however bad the A’s are statistically on offense, they were good enough to take advantage of the flaws with the Yankee club and work it to their advantage in their spacious park.

  32. The Genius Maker July 23rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    BruceB, the funny thing is that letting Phelps keep pitching until the game was over was the right thing to do in the future as well. of course, he should be starting, but at least it would have been the next best thing.

    As for the article about the Yankees defense, it is a little weak without Gardner, but the part that stands out to me is that Girardi is trying to give a rest to jeter but puts him in for defense? What the heck is Nix on the team if he can’t play SS as well as Jeter? Nix is a bad hitter who has hit better than we could have hoped (.697 OPS is above his .653 career OPS). You might as well give Jeter the full day off as I have been hoping they would do anyway as a full day off without getting ready to play is a real day off. Anytime you have to be ready to play and get in a game it takes wear and tear on you. I would argue a full day off not getting ready at all to play is worth more than 3 games “off” where you play a little

  33. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    The Rangers are the best organization in baseball right now…..they are aggressive …..they have a great farm system and they want to win badly. As their payroll creeps up though I wonder if theyll sustain this…..to be fair to the Yankees they have a lot less “cap space” to work with than Texas does…..

  34. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    There is a “luck factor” if course…..but it never hurts to make your team as strong as possible……

  35. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “What the heck is Nix on the team if he can’t play SS as well as Jeter? ”

    Cause they dont have anybody else.

  36. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    The fact is I wouldn’t get excited about Upton. If the Dbacks are set to trade him to us Texas will then give them that 3b prospect they love & they will get him. This whole Upton dance was all about prying loose talent from the upper levels in Texas.

    I don’t see any way he’s coming here unless Texas is dead set against dealing that prospect.

  37. mick July 23rd, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    “Luck is the residue of design.”

  38. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I think Texas will try for pitching first…..but if they cant get a top guy there then theyll turn their attention to Upton to upgrade that part of their club and serve as a replacement for Hamilton next year.

  39. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Blake-

    Think maybe Texas is jacking up their credit card too Fast ?

    What they are spending now is based on future payments from the Cable revenue stream.

    Is that smart ?

    ;)

  40. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Tigers just got Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante from the Marlins :<

  41. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    @jonmorosi

    #Tigers giving up Jacob Turner plus in deal for A Sanchez and Infante.

  42. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    JF-

    It doesn’t say what they gave back.

  43. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    MTU,

    Maybe….but that money is coming and I also think they will let Hamilton walk…..they are aggressive but theyve also shown that theyll let guys go. Their farm system may allow them to keep payroll down……the 2nd best player in their organization isnt even in the big leagues yet.

  44. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Thats kinda selling low on Turner a bit…..but the Tigers are all in…..that fixes two needs for them and Sanchez is pretty good.

  45. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Blake-

    That money is just projected until it arrives.

    It seems to me there have been all sorts of financial shennanigans surrounding the Rangers.

    Maybe I’m wrong ?

  46. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    mick July 23rd, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    “Luck is the residue of design.”

    ———

    One of my fav. quotes

  47. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Dave Dombrowski is a very aggressive GM.

    He likes making big trades.

    I think he used to be w the Marlins.

  48. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Josh Johnson is likely available

  49. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Blake-

    What about Logan Morrison ?

    Weren’t you onto him at one point ?

    How bout Stanton ? I’d empty a good part of the farm for him.

  50. austinmac July 23rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    MTU,

    The Rangers are going to draw over three million people this year. They are making plenty of money.

    Great hiking day. I’m tired now.

  51. The Genius Maker July 23rd, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “What the heck is Nix on the team if he can’t play SS as well as Jeter? ”

    Cause they dont have anybody else.
    *********

    Pena is better than Nix defensively.

  52. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Mac-

    Thanks. You’d know better than me living there and all.

    Of course you’re tired. You may be a Highlander but you’re also a Flatlander.

    Send me some photos when you get a chance.

    Have fun. Stay safe.

    Don’t try being like Sly Stallone.

    :)

  53. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Once again, standard NL SP’s thrown into the AL spells trouble. Infante is decent, but not much more. How does the $$$ break down in the Tiger deal? Detroit already went big time\$$$ with Fielder.

  54. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    This looks like a “white flag” trade for Miami. Every other GM is now gonna call and attempt to pick the bones.

  55. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Gammo has it as Sanchez, Infante, and the Marlins lottery first for Turner, Rob Brantly, Brian Flynn, and the Tigers lottery second.

  56. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal posted:

    Sources tell me and @jonmorosi that #Marlins are extremely disappointed with team’s performance and are prepared to make a series of trades.

    This was of course right before the trade

  57. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    @JackCurryYES

    The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar, a source said. Yanks also get undisclosed cash in deal.

  58. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Seems pretty expensive for Ichiro, honestly.

  59. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    WOW CASHMAN

  60. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    And means no J Upton probably :( Can’t wait for the scrap heap OF next year.

  61. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Dog said yes to this???

  62. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  63. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Pros: Ichiro will be the 1st or 2nd best fielder on the team depending on how much you value throwing. Offers base stealing and aggressive hitting.

    Cons: Seems kind of done offensively, no power.

    Bonus Pros: Is Japanese and a cool guy

  64. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Bonus Cons: Fills up the OF which kind of precludes getting a deal done that helps the Yankees past this year.

  65. jessiedog July 23rd, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Really?? Ichiro? I hope this is a one year thing.
    Do you think Swisher is more hurt than what we are being told?

  66. Uncle Ellsworth July 23rd, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Ichiro? For real?

  67. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Ichiro should provide a nice contrast to the current all-or-nothing approach, although I don’t know if a little-or-nothing approach will be much of an improvement.

    (Hoping to warm up to this eventually — hopefully by tonight)

  68. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Ichiro is something. It’s along the band-aid type deal I was expecting but a step above of a Austin Kearns move.

    Ichiro’s numbers are horrible right now, but you hope being a Yankee wakes him up.

    I like this move. It’s something rather than sitting back and saying, “if it ain’t broke”…

  69. ron July 23rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    The yankees ran into a hot a’s team,and lost.

    It happens.
    The a’s are not even close to being as good as the yankees.
    So let me get this straight.Just because cashman doesn’t do what some here wan’t the yankees don’t care,or are just a business,etc???

    Cashman would get robbed if he traded for a catcher,pitcher,o.f.,and upton would cost gardner,mason williams,sanchez,and banuelos.

    No thanks.

    The yankees have to build at least a new 4 man core,the rest free agency.
    There is no easy way to upgrade.

    What catcher do you wan’t?

    What o.f. do you wan’t?

    What pitcher do you wan’t?

    We are stuck with arod,tex,jeter,and you can’t upgrade at 2b,cf,or even rf,so the only upgrades you can do is c,lf,pitching,in wich it will cost way more than it is worth,maybe most of our good prospects.

    It’s amazing.

    When we are winning every game,making it look easy,nobody says a word.
    We lose 4 in a row,and the team is a mess.

    Try being a fan of the rs,or phillies.

    Look at the tigers that some thought would never lose a game.

    Also,the rangers are as,or more beatable than the last 2 years,and no player is going to replace hamilton when he is on,upton won’t come close.

    I hope the rangers trade some top prospects for a quick fix,like the phillies did.
    They will end up the same way with a maxed out payroll,and a bad farm system.

  70. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Dude I like it! Its not Upton but I think its worth a shot to see if Ichiro can turn back the clock…..honestly I think Id rather have him than Victorino. Maybe Upton makes it to the winter time.

  71. Uncle Ellsworth July 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    To the foodies: i had Pepe new haven piZza last night for the first time.. was awesome

  72. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I mentioned this a few days ago but I just have a feeling Ichiro might find a second wind playing in games that matter…..maybe not but for what they gave I think its worthwhile to see……I doubt they could have gotten Victorino that cheap.

  73. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I love the move. Not afraid that they regret giving up on Mitchell.

    I would rather have had Victorino BUT he would’ve cost a lot more.

    MLB Network says Ichiro will be wearing #51. That I don’t like.

  74. mick July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    get victorino too

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