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Tigers changes: Zack Short gets promotion; what’s next for Renato Nunez?

DETROIT — Zack Short found out Tuesday that not only was he getting called up to the big leagues, he would be in the starting lineup in his first game on Wednesday afternoon. “I think he probably floated from Toledo to here,” said Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch. Short, 25,...
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Tigers promote IF Zack Short, designate Renato Nuñez

Well Renato Nuñez, we barely knew ye. The Detroit Tigers announced on Wednesday that they had selected the contract of infielder Zack Short from Triple-A Toledo. To open the roster spot, they designated Nuñez for assignment. Short was acquired in a deal with the Chicago Cubs for Cameron Maybin last...
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Tigers DFA Renato Nunez, call up infielder Zack Short from Toledo

Detroit – Maybe if he was bashing baseballs all over the yard, the discussion would’ve been different. But Renato Nunez, after struggling at the plate in spring, produced four hits (two home runs) and three RBIs in 29 plate appearances after being called up from the taxi squad in Cleveland on April 11.
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Tigers designate IF Renato Nunez for assignment, recall prospect Zack Short

The Tigers announced Wednesday that they’ve designated first baseman Renato Nunez for assignment in order to open a roster spot for infielder Zack Short, who has been recalled from the team’s alternate training site. Detroit also plans to activate right-hander Spencer Turnbull from the Covid-19 list later today, as Evan Woodberry of points out, which will necessitate a 40-man move.
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Detroit Tigers call up Zack Short, DFA 1B Renato Nunez

The Detroit Tigers called up infielder Zack Short ahead of Wednesday’s doubleheader with the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. First baseman Renato Nunez was designated for assignment to make room for Short on the 26-man roster. Short, 25, was set to make his major league debut in Wednesday’s afternoon opener, batting eighth...

Tigers' Renato Nunez: Designated for assignment

Nunez was designated for assignment Wednesday. He was hitting .148 with two home runs, one walk and eight strikeouts through 27 at-bats. While this may make the big-league roster worse in the short term with Miguel Cabrera (biceps) likely out for another week, the Tigers are not prioritizing a journeyman designated hitter like Nunez as part of their rebuild. Zack Short was recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding move.

Renato Nunez batting fifth for Tigers Sunday; Grayson Greiner taking a seat

The Detroit Tigers listed Renato Nunez as their designated hitter for Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Nunez will fill in the designated hitter role and bat fifth, while Wilson Ramos moves back behind the plate and Grayson Greiner hits the bench. FanDuel has set Nunez' salary at $3,100 for...

Detroit's Renato Nunez sitting on Saturday

Detroit Tigers infielder Renato Nunez is not starting in Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Nunez will head to the bench with Wilson Ramos handling designated hitting duties and Grayson Greiner behind the plate. According to Baseball Savant on 15 batted balls this season, Nunez has produced a 6.7% barrel...
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Video: Watch Astros' Zack Greinke Throw 51 MPH Pitch to Tigers' Renato Nunez

There are curveballs, and then there is the pitch Zack Greinke pulled out of his bag of tricks Monday night. The Houston Astros starter threw a 51 mph floater to Detroit Tigers first baseman Renato Nunez in the fifth inning—a velocity Nunez probably hadn't encountered since he was a kid:

Zack Greinke Tries To Sneak Eephus Pitch By Renato Nunez

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke slowed his repertoire wayyyy down against the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Greinke, who once threw 100 miles an hour, tossed a looping 51 mph eephus pitch to Renato Núñez. That’s basically the speed of the average Little League offering ― with the hope that a Major League hitter will be caught completely off guard.

Tigers' Renato Nunez: Homers again Tuesday

Nunez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Astros. Nunez went yard for the second straight day, part of a barrage of five Detroit home runs in the 8-2 win. The 27-year-old didn't make the Opening Day roster, but with Miguel Cabrera (biceps) currently on the 10-day injured list, Nunez is getting a shot at regular playing time and making the most of the opportunity.

Miguel Cabrera placed on 10-day IL with biceps strain; Detroit Tigers add Renato Nunez

The Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left biceps strain. Cabrera played in Saturday's loss to the Cleveland Indians and did not appear to suffer an injury at any point during a game. He was replaced by pinch hitter JaCoby Jones in the ninth inning Saturday with the Tigers trailing 11-3.
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Miguel Cabrera Placed on IL with Biceps Injury; Tigers Call Up Renato Nunez

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left biceps strain, via The first baseman was replaced in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to Cleveland. Former Baltimore Orioles first baseman Renato Nunez was brought up to replace him. The 27-year-old hit...

Tigers' Renato Nunez: Homer, double in win

Nunez went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and an additional run scored in Monday's win over the Astros. Both of Nunez's extra-base hits were off Zack Greinke sliders, as noted by Brian McTaggart of The homer was Nunez's first with the Tigers. He replaced Miguel Cabrera (biceps) on the roster and has replaced Cabrera in the lineup the past two days, batting cleanup against a lefty Sunday and seventh against Greinke on Monday.