Rule 5 Pick Gustavo Nunez Placed on the DL


The Pittsburgh Pirates made room on the 40-man roster for right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett by placing infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list. The reason Nunez is being placed on the DL is the Pirates state Nunez has a right ankle injury.

The Pirates selected the 24-year old Nunez from the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 Draft in December.

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