A sore back has limited Nunez of late, and he hasn't logged an at-bat in any of the team's last six games. He'll remain out of the lineup Saturday, and it's unclear if he'll be an option off the bench in a pinch-hitting or defensive replacement situation.
Nunez (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
A bout of back soreness has sidelined Nunez since last weekend, but he was going to pinch hit Wednesday before the Angels made a pitching change. That would suggest the 22-year-old will be available at least in a limited capacity for the final weekend of the 2016 season.
Nunez (back) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.
Though he's listed as available off the bench for Wednesday's contest, Nunez will not get the start and it's unclear if he'll even get into the game. He was held out of Tuesday's lineup with a stiff back and it appears that the ailment is still bothering him. Stephen Vogt will DH in Nunez's place Wednesday.
Nunez is out of the lineup Tuesday with back soreness but may be available off the bench, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
The 22-year-old hasn't played since Saturday, but it sounds like he's available in a pinch Tuesday and has a chance to return to the lineup in the coming days. Nunez has struggled against major league pitching since his Sept. 12 callup, recording two hits (both singles) in 15 at-bats. He managed just a .228 average and .278 OBP during his time with Triple-A Nashville (128 games) and those numbers largely overshadowed his contributions in the power department.
Nunez will serve as the designated hitter and bat eighth Tuesday against the Royals.
The 22-year-old made his major league debut Monday, grounding out to first base in a pinch-hit appearance. Nunez will face a tough task Tuesday in Cy Young candidate Danny Duffy, and it's worth noting that Nunez only hit .198/.266/.431 against left-handed pitching during his time with Triple-A Nashville this season (.237/.282/.406 against right-handed pitching). He probably won't play every day down the stretch, but Nunez figures to play somewhat regularly as he auditions for an Opening Day gig in 2017.
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