Marlins Place Leo Nunez On Restricted List

7:52pm: Two sources familiar with Nunez's immigration status say the righty has been playing under an assumed name, reports Steven Wine of the Associated Press.

The Marlins have been aware of this for months, according to Wine's report. One of the sources says Nunez's real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo, and he's actually 29 years old, not 28.

1:14pm: The Marlins placed closer Leo Nunez on the restricted list for undisclosed reasons, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Agent Andy Mota declined to comment on his client, who was headed to the Dominican Republic.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel hears that Nunez isn't being disciplined for inappropriate behavior. He was placed on the list to return to the Dominican Republic and handle a personal matter.

Players on the restricted list do not count toward a team's 25-man or 40-man roster. Teams do not always pay players on the restricted list, so Nunez could be at risk of losing some of his $3.65MM salary depending on the circumstances of the move and whether the MLBPA objects on his behalf.

Nunez will be arbitration eligible for the fourth time this coming offseason and MLBTR's Tim Dierkes projects a $5.8MM salary for the right-hander in 2012, assuming the Marlins tender him a contract. Back in July, Rodriguez reported that the Marlins intended to keep Nunez in 2012.

Nunez, 28, has a 4.06 ERA with 7.7 K/9, 2.9 BB/9 and 36 saves in 64 1/3 innings this year. Keep track of the latest fantasy-related reliever updates at CloserNews.com and on Twitter.


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43 Comments on "Marlins Place Leo Nunez On Restricted List"


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notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

marlins should relocate to north korea

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CAD_Monkey
3 years 9 months ago

I hope not, I don’t want them to get struck by lightning.

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johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Kommeraden Nunez.. it does have a nice ring to it.

fish have ran him out of gas (again) anyway. The go-to guy every single year for them with the BP they always put together, so they are not hurting themselves much being so far out of the race, except for now going to have to find an actual, reliable BP arm over the off season if they do non tender the guy now.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

LOL, all the smarmy commentary in the world does nothing to change the fact that in the past 100 years, they have just as many World Championships as the Red Sox and Phillies.

Let that burn in for a second….

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0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

That sank in for most of us years ago when the Marlins had MORE Championships than the two of them COMBINED in the last 100 years. Doesn’t change the fact that they are, in the present, an absolute joke of a franchise run by one of the worst owners in pro sports.

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BlueLA
3 years 9 months ago

that’s saying something with Frank McCourt still in charge

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rsanchez1
3 years 9 months ago

You know what they say, better to be lucky than smart.

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Kurisu Rg
3 years 9 months ago

-Better lucky than good

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wolf9309
3 years 9 months ago

you know, the Red Sox have 6 of em in the last 100 years…

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0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

Blargh! I math failed too! Ugh.

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sf55forlife
3 years 9 months ago

I mean that is wonderful, but for most of the years besides those two they haven’t been very competitive. 

A lot of people, myself included, would trade in a World Series to see a competitive team on the field year after year.

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0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

The grass is always greener. Growing up as a Red Sox fan with a team that was always competetive, but never went anywhere was miserable. Honestly, being a Boston sports fan was pretty miserable in general from when the Bird era ended to when the Brady era began.

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nathanalext
3 years 9 months ago

What in the world is with the Marlins trying to discipline everyone in their clubhouse? Did they have a huge party and not invite ownership?

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0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

Actually, turns out that due to recent changes in Facebook privacy changes, Marlins management were alerted to the existance of Logan Morrison’s “I Hate Stinky Loria and His Stinky Cheap Stinkiness” Facebook group.

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TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Actually, they all conspired to murder his puppy. Loria was none too pleased.

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0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

Puppies are expensive and require a whole lot of work. Loria would never involve himself in something like that.

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Dynasty22
3 years 9 months ago

I bet this was only done because Loria wanted to save a couple thousands bucks.

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rsanchez1
3 years 9 months ago

Which, coincidentally, happens to be the exact amount that someone bid over him for an 18th century art piece. Loria will do anything to win that piece.

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Spaldingballs
3 years 9 months ago

Are you talking about Jack McKeon?

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

I heard that McKeon is mad at Nunez because he blew a save opportunity
earlier this week and sent a game into extra innings, causing McKeon to
miss the early bird dinner special at Shoneys.  I think that was the
last straw.

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stl_cards16
3 years 9 months ago

Is the early bird dinner cheaper than the Senior Discount?

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tacko
3 years 9 months ago

They’re usually for senior citizens.

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NYPOTENCE
3 years 9 months ago

Marlins will never be able to attract free agents. Mainly because of their “corrupt” regime.