Vidal Vicente Nuño...Graduated from Sweetwater (CA) High School and attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan...Named the conference's Pitcher of the Year in 2008…Remains the only player ever drafted from Baker University and one of two to appear in the majors, following Zip Zabel of the Chicago Cubs from 1913-15.
Posted a career-best 1.64 ERA in 17 games for the Tampa Bay Rays...Tossed more than one inning of relief in eight of the 17 games... Pitched to a 1.04 ERA (3 ER/26.0 IP) with a .200 opp. AVG and 23 strikeouts in those eight outings...Recorded reverse splits in 2018: .189/.263/.311 against right-handed batters and .226/.286/.484 against left-handed batters...Began the season with Triple-A Durham before having his contract selected on May 23...Was on MLB's roster for the Japan All-Star Series following the season.
Acquired by the Orioles from the Dodgers for minor league right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley during spring training…made the Orioles Opening Day roster but pitched to a 6.55 ERA (11- IP, 8-ER) in 8 apps and was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on April 29…was with the Orioles for two additional stints: May 10-13 and June 16-19…was on the temporarily inactive list from June 25-Aug 17 with oblique, hip and knee injuries…made 3 starts for the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.
The Totals - Split season with Seattle and Arizona, combining to go 1-5 with 3.74 ERA (37 ER, 89.0 IP) in 35 games including 10 starts. ... With Seattle - Was 1-4 with a 4.10 ERA (34 ER, 74.2 IP) with 62 strikeouts in 32 games including 10 starts. ... In Relief - Posted a 1.91 ERA (8 ER, 37.2 IP) with 39 strikeouts in 25 relief appearances with Seattle (22 G) & Arizona (3)…one of 20 MLB relievers to post a relief ERA under 2.00 (min. 35 IP). ... Starting Things Up - Was 1-4 with a 5.08 ERA (29 ER, 51.1 IP) with 42 strikeouts in 10 starts for Seattle. ... At Safeco Field - Was 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA (12 ER, 43.1 IP) with 40 strikeouts in 17 games including 5 starts at Safeco Field. ... Much-Needed Win - Earned the win Sept. 9 vs. Texas, his first MLB victory since June 27, 2014…snapped string of 44 appearances/20 starts without a win…went 0-11, 3.63 ERA (61 ER, 151.1 IP) over those 44 appearances, including going 0-10 with a 4.17 ERA (53 ER, 114.1 IP) in 20 starts…20-start winless streak had been tied for the longest active streak without a win in the Majors (min. 1 GS in 2015) with Atlanta's Shelby Miller. ... Trade - Acquired along with INF/OF Mark Trumbo on June 3 from Arizona in exchange for C Welington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone, OF Gabby Guerrero and INF Jack Reinheimer. ... With Arizona - Went 0-1, 1.88 ERA (3 ER, 14.1 IP) in 3 relief appearances with Arizona. • AAA Tacoma - Made one start with AAA Tacoma July 5 at Fresno (W; 6.0,7,4,4,1,6,HR). ... AAA Reno - Opened season with AAA Reno (3-3, 3.38 ERA, 9 GS).
Combined to go 2-12 with a 4.56 ERA (82 ER in 161.2 IP) in 31 games (28 starts) with Arizona and New York-AL... Acquired from the Yankees on July 6 for RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash considerations.... His ERA (3.76), home runs per 9.0 IP (1.08), hits per 9.0 IP (7.64) and walks per 9.0 IP (2.15) were lower with the D-backs than with the Yankees (5.42 ERA, 1.73 HR/9.0 IP, 9.92 H/9.0 IP and 3.00 BB/9.0 IP)... Ranked among all rookie pitchers in starts (4th), innings pitched (4th) and strikeouts (9th)...Tied for the Major League lead with 7 "wins lost" with Kyle Lohse and Jeff Samardzija (5 with D-backs in 14 starts)... Finished 14th in the NL with a 1.08 WHIP after Aug. 1, yielding 3 runs or less in 7 of his last 8 starts... Is the first NL Pitcher since the Cubs' Angel Guzman (2006) to go winless in at least 10 starts in a season and first to do so in at least 13 since Stumpy Wiedman with the Buffalo Bisons in 1880 (0-9 in 17 games/13 starts).,, Tied for second on the D-backs with 6 sacrifice hits despite appearing in only 14 games... Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings with a career-high 7 strikeouts in his D-backs debut on July 8 vs. Marlins (3 hits)... Recorded his first career hit on Aug. 23 vs. Padres (single off Andrew Cashner)... Career-high 8.0 innings on Aug. 30 vs. Rockies…retired the final 20 batters he faced.
Was 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA (20.0IP, 16H, 5ER, 2HR, 6BB, 9K, 1HP) in five games (three starts) over two stints with the Yankees (4/27-5/14 and 5/18-31)… opponents batted .213 (16-for-75, 2HR); LH .188 (3-for-16, 1HR), RH .220 (13-for-59, 1HR). Was 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA (17.0IP, 11H, 4ER, 6BB, 7K) in three starts for the Yankees… was 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA (3.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 2K) in two relief appearances. Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster
from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 4/27 when Ivan Nova was placed on the
15-day disabled list. Made his Major League debut in 4/29 loss vs. Houston, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings
in relief (4H, 2K)… recorded his first Major League strikeout in the eighth inning (Chris
Carter swinging). Made his first career start on 5/13 at Cleveland (Game 2), earning his first Major League win (5.0IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 3K)… became the first left-hander other than Andy Pettitte
or CC Sabathia to make a start for the Yankees since Kei Igawa on 5/9/08 at Detroit
(6-5 loss)… became the first Yankee to toss at least 5.0 scoreless innings in his first
Major League start since Jorge DePaula on 9/26/03 in Game 2 of a doubleheader
vs. Baltimore (6.1IP, 0R)… with RHP Adam Warren earning his first career save in the
game, the duo became the second pair of Yankees pitchers to earn their first career
win and first career save, respectively in the same game, joining Alan Closter (win)
and Fritz Peterson (save) on 7/25/71 in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Milwaukee
(credit: Elias Sports Bureau). Was optioned to Scranton/WB on 5/14, but did not pitch before being recalled on 5/18 when Andy Pettitte was placed on the 15-day disabled list… was optioned back
to Scranton/WB on 5/31. Began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 2-0 in 4GS with a 1.54 ERA (23.1IP, 13H, 4ER, 2HR, 2BB, 26K)… was placed on the 7-day D.L. on 6/8 with a
strained left groin (suffered on 6/7), missing the remainder of the season… was
reinstated from the minor league D.L., recalled from Scranton/WB and placed on
the Major League 60-day D.L. on 9/7. Was the recipient of the 2013 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the most outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training, after going 1-1 with one save and a 0.61 ERA (14.IP, 1ER) in seven appearances (two starts), striking out 13 batters with just 10H
and 4BB. Following the season, pitched for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League,
going 0-1 with a 3.20 ERA (19.2IP, 7ER) in five appearances (four starts).
Combined to go 10-6 with a 2.54 ERA (138.1IP, 39ER) in 31 games (21 starts) with Double-A Trenton and Single-A Tampa. Led all Yankees minor leaguers in ERA and strikeouts (126) and tied for third in wins. Spent the majority of the season with Trenton, going 9-5 with a 2.45 ERA (114.0IP, 31ER) in 20 starts following his promotion from Tampa on 5/21. Following the season, made 22 relief appearances with the Aguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League, going 4-3 with a 2.52 ERA (25.0IP, 7ER).
Began the season with Short-Season A Staten Island and went 5-0 with 1 save, a 0.72 ERA (2 ER in 25.0 IP) and 29 strikeouts in 8 relief appearances... Promoted to Class A Charleston on Aug. 1 and in seven starts, went 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA (8 ER in 40.0 IP).
Played the entire season with Single-A Lake County, going 6-8 with a 4.96 ERA (52 ER in 94.1 IP) with 94 strikeouts in 21 games (16 starts) for the Captains.
Split time between Rookie AZL Indians and Short-Season A Mahoning Valley and went 5-0 with 1 save, a 2.39 ERA (17 ER in 64.0 IP) and 59 strikeouts in 17 games (8 starts).