Baltimore Orioles
    Renato Núñez
    Renato Núñez
    #39 | Renato Núñez
    Healthy
    Third Baseman | Baltimore Orioles
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 4/4/1994
    Height, Weight 6'1", 220 lbs
    From Valencia, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2010
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    2018 Season
    HR
    8
    --
    RBI
    22
    --
    AVG
    .258
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 4/4/1994
    Height, Weight 6'1", 220 lbs
    From Valencia, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2010
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    RotowireMar 25, 12:27p ET

    News

    Nunez (biceps) will bat seventh and serve as the Orioles' designated hitter in Monday's exhibition game against the Mets, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Trezza suggests the lineup the Orioles are rolling out for their spring finale will be a good representation of what to expect in Thursday's Opening Day matchup with the Yankees. Nunez hasn't been cleared to resume action at third base since first reporting biceps soreness last week, but the Orioles should be able to hand him regular starts at DH with the top option for that spot (Mark Trumbo) slated to begin the season on the injured list. That paves the way for Rio Ruiz to see most of the early starts at the hot corner.

    RotowireMar 23, 2:46p ET

    News

    Nunez (biceps) will serve as the Orioles' designated hitter and bat fifth Saturday in the team's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Impact

    Nunez came off the bench as the Orioles' DH in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays, popping out and drawing a walk in his two plate appearances. Per Kubatko, Nunez acknowledged that his sore right biceps feels better Saturday, so he'll move into the starting nine and potentially pick up an extra at-bat or two. Nunez noted tha he still feels a twinge when he throws, however, so the 24-year-old may not be ready to handle duties at third base when the Orioles open their regular season March 28 versus the Yankees.

    RotowireMar 21, 3:12p ET

    News

    Nunez (arm) will return as a designated hitter Friday against Toronto, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Impact

    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.

    RotowireMar 20, 5:49p ET

    News

    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.

    Impact

    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.

    RotowireMar 20, 12:11p ET

    News

    Nunez (arm) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Impact

    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.