This Sunday the Dodgers traded Carlos Ruiz for Seattle Mariners’ left-handed pitcher, Vidal Nuno.
Nuno will be joining the Dodgers bullpen in the 2017 season with other relief pitchers like Pedro Baez and Luis Avilan. His numbers prove to be decent and building a strong team of relief pitchers is just what the Dodgers need in order to keep enhancing.
The Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuño from the @Mariners in exchange for catcher Carlos Ruiz.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 7, 2016
Nuno made his MLB debut in 2013 with the New York Yankees and has since then also played with Arizona Diamondbacks before being traded to the Mariners.
In the 2016 regular season, Nuno put up a 3.53 ERA in 55 games played. In 58.2 innings pitched, he struck out 51, walked 11 and gave up 11 home runs.
In 126 career games played and 329.1 innings pitched Nuno holds an overall 4.02 ERA with 270 strike outs.
According to Brooks Baseball, Nuno primarily relies on his 85 mph slider and 90 mph four-seam fastball. It is also reported that his slider is very rarely swung at and often missed in comparison to other pitcher’s sliders.
Overall Nuno has had a decent four seasons in MLB and his favorite, 85 mph slider might be just what the Dodgers need in a new relief pitcher.
Welcome to the team Vidal!