Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jhonny Nunez Gets the Call

The White Sox, in the AL Central race and in need of bullpen help, have called up Jhonny Nunez, the live-armed relief prospect the Nationals traded to the Yankees for Alberto Gonzalez last year. Nunez subsequently was part of the package New York sent to Chicago for Nick Swisher.

Nunez, 23, had a 2.45 ERA in 33 appearance at AA and AAA. More impressive are his strikeout rates, 11.07 per 9 in AA and 7.30 in AAA.

It'll be interesting to see how Nunez fares going forward.


WFY said...

AL East?

Edward J. Cunningham said...

Is his name really spelled "Jhonny"? If so, is he any relation to Kent Hrbek?

Mr. Mustache said...

Hooray for new Natmosphere in your Ear coming up soon.