Nunez will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Rangers, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Nunez went 9-for-20 with three runs and two RBI while starting the previous five games and has seemingly displaced Danny Valencia as the club's primary third baseman. Since Valencia isn't viewed as a part of the rebuilding Orioles' future plans, Nunez seems poised to stick in an everyday role for most of the second half so long as his production doesn't totally tank.
Nunez is out of Saturday's starting nine against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Nunez will sit out for the second straight game, as Danny Valencia is slated to man the hot corner and bat sixth against Ryne Stanek and the Rays.
Nunez is out of the lineup against Tampa Bay on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Nunez will head to the bench after starting the past five games following his callup, during which he's gone 3-for-18 with one RBI and seven strikeouts. Jace Peterson will draw a start at third base and bat eighth.
Nunez will start at third base and bat sixth Sunday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The blockbuster trade of Manny Machado indirectly opened a full-time role for Nunez, who has taken over as the Orioles' primary third baseman with Tim Beckham filling Machado's old spot at shortstop. Nunez has gone 1-for-7 with a double in his first two games with the big club, so he'll likely need to find more success before building up job security at the hot corner.
Nunez was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. In a corresponding move, the club activated Chris Tillman (back) from the 10-day DL and designated him for assignment. Nunez has spent the past two months with Norfolk after being claimed by the Orioles in mid-May. Over that span, he's hit .289/.361/.443 with five home runs and 25 RBI. With Tim Beckham now the starting shortstop, there could be consistent at-bats available for Nunez at third base if he's able to produce.
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