Nunez agreed to a contract with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League on Wednesday. The 33-year-old was unable to land a big-league contract this offseason, so he'll head overseas to continue his professional career. Nunez appeared in only two games for the Mets last season, and he had a .228/.243/.305 slash line in 174 plate appearances with the Red Sox in 2019.
The Mets transferred Nunez (knee) to the 45-day injured list Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Nunez hasn't played since July 26 due to a sprained left knee, so his move to the 45-day injured list won't necessarily close the door on him returning to action this season. That said, manager Luis Rojas said Nunez remains without a timeline to return, suggesting that the infielder is still in the week-to-week stage of his recovery rather than day-to-day. If Nunez makes it back from the IL before the season ends, he'll likely be limited to a utility role.
Nunez (knee) is playing defense and participating in a running program at the Mets' alternate training site, but manager Luis Rojas said his return timeline remains "uncertain," Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. The 33-year-old appeared in two games during the opening weekend of the season, but he hyperextended his left knee and has been on the injured list for the past month. Nunez should be considered out indefinitely until the team indicates otherwise.
Nunez (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. Nunez originally hurt his left knee while running out a play at first base over the weekend, and he was sent to the shelf after showing little improvement over the past few days. Brian Dozier was summoned from the team's satellite camp to take Nunez's place on the roster.
Nunez is considered day-to-day after hyperextending his left knee in Sunday's loss to the Braves, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Nunez suffered the injury while running out a play at first base late in Sunday's loss, but he'll avoid the injured list for now. He isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets and is officially considered day-to-day as he recovers.