Vidal Nuno, Relief Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
Date of Birth: 7/26/1987
Birthplace: San Diego, California
College: Baker University
Vidal Nuno, relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first drafted by the Cleveland Indians in June, 2009. After playing in the Indians' minor league system in 2009 and 2010, they released him in March, 2011.
The New York Yankees signed Nuno in June, 2011. He played in their minor league system through most of the 2013 season. In 95 games in the minors, he had a 32-18 record with a 2.84 ERA.
In 2014, Nuno pitched 20.0 innings in five games with the Yankees. He started the 2014 season as part of the Yankees' starting rotation. On July 6, 2014, he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Brandon McCarthy. He finished the 2014 season with a 2-12 record, 192 strikeouts to 46 walks, and a 4.56 ERA in 17 games with the Yankees and 14 games with the Diamondbacks.
On June 3, 2015, Nuno was traded to the Seattle Mariners. He finished the season with a 1-5 record, 81 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a 3.74 ERA in 89.0 innings in 3 games with the Diamondbacks and 32 games with the Mariners.
Nuno pitched in 54 games out of Seattle's bullpen and in one game as a starter in 2016. He finished the season with a 3.53 ERA and 51 strikeouts to 11 walks in 58.2 innings.
Nuno was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on November 7, 2016. The Dodgers traded him to the Baltimore Orioles on February 19, 2017. He spent time in the minor leagues in 2017, pitching just 14.2 innings in 12 games with the Orioles. He finished the season with a 10.43 ERA.
Nuno elected free agency on October 2, 2017. He signed a minor league contract with the Rays on December 14, 2017.