Nunez (arm) will return as a designated hitter Friday against Toronto, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Nunez will need to return soon if he's to make the team, and he appears ready to do just that. According to Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com, the 24-year-old won't start but is scheduled for two at-bats after Mark Trumbo exits the game. It remains possible that both Nunez and fellow third baseman Rio Ruiz could break camp with the team.
Manager Brandon Hyde said he needs to see Nunez (arm) play more before deciding if the third baseman will break camp with the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Nunez has been sidelined with a sore biceps recently. The third baseman has struggled when healthy this spring, slashing .226/.265/.452 with two homers and a 0:11 BB:K through 12 games. Nunez is hoping to return to action Thursday or Friday. He'll need to turn things around if he wants to beat out Rio Ruiz, who is slashing .297/.400/.541 this spring, for the starting gig at the hot corner.
Nunez (arm) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Nunez's arm soreness is reportedly minor, but he'll wind up missing at least three games. Rio Ruiz starts in his place again Wednesday.
Nunez (arm) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's spring game against the Twins, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Nunez was held out of Monday's game due to arm soreness, and that will be the case again Tuesday. Nunez's absence will give Rio Ruiz another chance to stake his claim to the starting third base job for the Orioles.
Nunez fouled a ball off the inside of his left knee Thursday against the Twins and was later removed for a pinch-runner, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. He singled later in the at-bat and was then removed after he advanced from first to third on a double by Austin Hays. The team has not commented on Nunez's health, but he should be considered day-to-day with a bruised knee for now.
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