The Dodgers are once again adding to their bullpen depth at the minor league level. Andrew Friedman has made several moves over the last few weeks with many of them paying off. Phil Bickford and Nate Jones are 2 guys that emerged from the minor league to make an immediate impact.
On Saturday, Friedman reportedly scooped up another left-handed arm. The Dodgers signed Vidal Nuño to a minor league deal and he will be joining up with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Team. Nuño last pitched in the big leagues with the Rays back in 2018.
Dodgers fans will probably recognize the name since Nuño was briefly with the team in 2017. He was eventually traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Ryan Mosley.
Has 155 career ML appearances with four different teams and had been pitching in Mexico this season.
Was in the org. during 2016-17 offseason, but traded before appearing in a game.
— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) June 12, 2021
Nuño was playing with the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League before the Dodgers purchased his contract from them. With the Toros, he posted 11 scoreless innings in the 2021 season before heading out to OKC.
A former starter, Nuño could offer some left-handed length in games should he make it up to the big league squad. That’s something that the Dodgers have not had much of aside from David Price. His most productive year was probably with the Mariners in 2016 when he appeared in 55 games and compiled a 3.53 ERA and 115 ERA-plus out of the bullpen.