Nunez (not injury-related) is in Lakeland but has not yet been cleared to practice, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Nunez and several of his teammates faced delays getting back into the country to start camp. He's now gotten past that step but still has to complete the intake process before being allowed on the field. That shouldn't take long, though, leaving him with roughly four weeks to get up to speed by Opening Day.
Nunez's arrival at camp has been delayed by visa issues, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Several players on the Tigers and around the league have been delayed getting back in the country for similar reasons. As long as the delay doesn't stretch on too much longer, Nunez's preseason preparation shouldn't be significantly affected.
Nunez signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee.
Nunez served as the primary first baseman for the Orioles over the past two seasons but was released by Baltimore in November. After slashing .247/.314/.469 with 43 home runs and 121 RBI over the past two years, the 26-year-old will compete for a major-league roster spot with the Tigers during spring training.
The Orioles released Nunez on Monday after he cleared waivers.
Since Nunez was arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career and would have been due a hefty salary increase, the Orioles opted to cut ties with the 26-year-old and reserve his 40-man roster spot for another player. After slugging 43 home runs across the past two seasons, Nunez could find a home elsewhere as a bench bat or designated hitter option.
Nunez was designated for assignment Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
While Nunez offers fantasy value when he is playing every day, the rebuilding Orioles would prefer to use his 40-man roster spot to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Nunez is a first baseman/designated hitter, so his real-life value is minimal. He was worth 0.9 fWAR in 203 games over the past two seasons.
Nunez (knee) is batting cleanup as the designated hitter Sunday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Nunez was sidelined the past three games by knee soreness, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Sunday's season finale. He'll look to improve upon his .251/.318/.487 slash line for the year.
Nunez (knee) remains on the bench for the third straight game Saturday against Toronto.
Nunez has been battling a sore knee, though previous reports indicated he was expected to play again at some point this season. Time is running out for that to happen, though he could still appear off the bench Saturday or as a starter Sunday.
Nunez (knee) is expected to be available off the bench Friday against Toronto and should play at least once more before the end of the year, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Nunez sits for the second straight game Friday due to a sore knee. It doesn't look as though his season is over, though it's unclear how large a role he'll play in the final few days of the campaign.
Nunez (knee) remains on the bench Friday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Knee soreness kept Nunez out of the lineup Thursday and will cost him at least one more game. With the season ending Sunday, it's possible he's already appeared in his final game of the year. If so, he'll end the year with a career-best .805 OPS. Jose Iglesias serves as the designated hitter for Friday's game, with Ramon Urias starting at shortstop.
Nunez is dealing with knee soreness that is keeping him out of Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Nunez has reportedly been dealing with knee soreness for several days, but the issue is worse Thursday than it's been in the past. As a result, he'll get a day to recover. It's unclear whether the injury will impact his availability for the Orioles' final series of the regular season, which runs from Friday to Sunday.
Nunez isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Nunez has gone 4-for-11 with a home run and three RBI over the past three contests, and he'll take a breather for the series finale Thursday. Pat Valaika will start at first base.
Nunez went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk in Tuesday's loss against the Red Sox.
Nunez blasted his 12th home run of the season during the top of the sixth and while it put the Orioles down by just two runs, Baltimore couldn't complete the comeback. Nunez has been one of the team's most reliable offensive forces this year, leading the team in several offensive metrics aside of home runs such as RBI (30) and OPS (.803) among qualified hitters.
Nunez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win against the Rays.
Nunez brought in two runs with a single in the first inning, which proved to be the lone run production for the Orioles in the team's win. The 26-year-old hadn't started in any of the last three contests, but he proved to be effective in his return to the starting lineup Sunday.
Nunez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Nunez will take a seat for the third straight game after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts during Thursday's matinee. Ryan Mountcastle will take over at first base with Pedro Severino resting his legs as the designated hitter.
Nunez is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Nunez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts during Thursday's matinee and will now hit the bench for the second straight game. Chance Sisco will bat fifth as the designated hitter Friday.
Nunez isn't starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Nunez will take a seat after going 0-for-2 with three strikeouts in the first matchup of the day. Ryan Mountcastle shifts over to first base, allowing for Pedro Severino to enter the DH slot.
Nunez went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI Wednesday against Atlanta.
Nunez only had one hit but made it count by slugging a two-RBI double in the sixth inning. He's been relatively quiet with his bat of late, collecting just seven hits across his last 42 at-bats. However, his season-long line remains a respectable .250/.314/.489 to go along with 11 home runs, 27 runs scored and 27 RBI.
Nunez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
Nunez has gone through a bit of a cold spell recently as he went just 2-for-21 with one RBI, one walk and nine strikeouts over the past six games. However, he was quite productive with two hits Sunday, including a solo blast in the second inning that provided the Orioles with their only run of the game.
Nunez (hamstring) is starting Tuesday's game against the Mets.
Nunez sat out the past two games while battling a hamstring issue, but he'll serve as the designated hitter Tuesday. Prior to the injury, the 26-year-old went 1-for-12 with a solo home run and five strikeouts over his past three games.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Nunez is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
The Orioles finally posted their lineup for Sunday about 40 minutes before first pitch, and Nunez is absent. Pat Valaika will get the start at first base and bat sixth against right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
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