Nuno was outrighted from the Rays' 40-man roster Friday and elected free agency, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Nuno appeared in 17 games for Tampa Bay this past year, logging an impressive 1.64 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 29 strikeouts in 33 innings of relief. He will look to find a new home this winter.
Nuno (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Nuno is set to rejoin the Rays after spending close to two months on the shelf with a hamstring injury. The southpaw made three minor-league rehab appearances before he was cleared to return, allowing four runs over 7.1 innings while striking out eight. Prior to suffering the injury, Nuno posted a shiny 1.50 ERA across 24 innings for the Rays.
Nuno (hamstring) started High-A Charlotte's loss to Clearwater on Sunday and allowed an earned run on four hits and a walk over 2.2 innings. He recorded three strikeouts. Although he wasn't as sharp as in a three-inning, three-hit, four-strikeout scoreless effort versus Bradenton last Tuesday, Nuno encouragingly bumped his workload up to 49 pitches Sunday. That volume would imply the veteran southpaw's arm is appropriately conditioned for a return to big-league action, but it remains to be seen if the Rays will want him to get at least one outing in versus a higher level of competition before activation.
Nuno (hamstring) allowed three earned runs on five hits over 1.2 innings in High-A Palm Beach's loss to Charlotte on Friday. He struck out one. As his final line implies, the veteran southpaw was nowhere near sharp, and all three earned runs he surrendered came off a pair of home runs. Nuno is slated for multiple rehab appearances, and by the looks of Friday's outing, he'll need plenty of work before being deemed ready for activation.
Nuno (hamstring) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Nuno is expected to require multiple appearances in the minors before being activated from the DL. He's been sidelined since early July due to a right hamstring strain.