July 29, 2021

Dodgers Sign Vidal Nuno III To Minors Contract (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Dodgers have signed left-hander Vidal Nuno III to a minor league contract, according to Triple-A Oklahoma City’s communications director and broadcaster Alex Freedman (Twitter link).

This is technically Nuno’s second stint with the Dodgers, Freeman notes, since Los Angeles originally acquired the southpaw in a trade with the Mariners in November 2016.  Nuno never appeared in a game for the Dodgers, however, as he was flipped to the Orioles in another swap in February 2017.

A veteran of six MLB seasons from 2013-18, Nuno has a 4.06 ERA/3.97 SIERA, 19.6% strikeout rate, and 13% strikeout/walk rate over 377 innings, working out of the bullpen in 113 of his 155 career games.  Never a hard-thrower or a big strikeout pitcher, Nuno relied on a five-pitch arsenal and soft contact to retire his fair share of batters.

Nuno signed minor league deals with the Nationals and Rays in 2019 but didn’t receive another call-up back to the Show.  After not pitching during the canceled 2020…

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