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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:26

Nuno Makes 40-man Roster with Yankees

Vidal Nuno earned a spot on the New York Yankees 40-man roster Vidal Nuno earned a spot on the New York Yankees 40-man roster

TAMPA, Fla. – Former Baker University standout pitcher Vidal Nuno earned a spot on the New York Yankees 40-man roster announced this week at the Yankees spring training facility in Tampa, Fla.

Nuno appeared in five games last season for the Yankess with three starts, going 1-2 with an ERA of 2.25 and nine strikeouts.

He played for the Wildcats during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. After his senior season at Baker, Nuno was picked in the 48th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians but was released in March 2011. He was picked up by the Yankees' organization three months later.


When pitching for the Wildcats in 2008 and 2009, he was a first-team all-conference selection twice and the Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year. Nuno was 15-7 with 15 complete games in his two years for the Wildcats.

Also called the expanded roster, the 40-man is composed of all the players in a Major League club's organization who are signed to a major-league contract. These are the players who areable to be called up to the 25-man roster at any given time. Also on the 40-man are any players on the 15-day disabled list and minor league players who are signed to a major-league contract but are on an "optional assignment" to the minors.

The Yankees open up the 2014 season on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at the Houston Astros.

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