Renato Nunez

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Rangers Option Rua To Triple-A, Add Nunez To Active Roster

April 16, 2018 - 5:58 pm

ARLINGTON (105.3 The Fan) - The Texas Rangers have added Renato Nunez to the 25-man roster and have optioned Ryan Rua to Triple-A Round Rock.

"It was a very challenging conversation with Ryan. I like Rua a lot. ... It's been up and down for him throughout the season. He's a great guy, and we love having him in the clubhouse," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said on the pregame show on 105.3 The Fan. "Nunez came available to us. Our scouting staff is always looking for guys that could possibly help us now and in the future. We're going to get Nunez in here and see what he can do."

The Rangers pounced on Nunez over the weekend after the Oakland A's placed him on waivers. 

The 24-year-old Venezuela native had 32 homers and 27 doubles for the A's Triple-A club in 2017.

Nunez is starting in left field and will hit sixth tonight for Texas in their series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.