First Base - Detroit Tigers
Height: 6' 1"
Date of Birth: April 4, 1994 (27 years old)
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 MLB.com. 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.
Tigers' Renato Nunez: Could be left off roster
Nunez may be left off the Tigers' Opening Day roster in favor of Isaac Paredes, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.Nunez has some power (31 home runs for Baltimore back in 2019), but Paredes is younger and offers more defensive upside, as he can play several infield positions. Nunez is probably limited to first base or DH, and the Tigers already have Jeimer Candelario and Miguel Cabrera likely in those roles. The team could opt to have Paredes start the year with Triple-A Toledo, but even in that scenario, Nunez might not stick around if Detroit decides to go younger sooner versus later.
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