Renato Nunez's sensational performance the past two seasons in Baltimore wasn't enough to keep him in the organization. The Orioles have put the Venezuelan on assignment, according to MLB reports, to make room for several prospects.
In this 2020 complex, Núñez was - along with his compatriot Anthony Santander - the spark plug of some Orioles that surprised and were really competitive for a good part of the campaign.
On an individual level, the 26-year-old Valencian hit up 43 homers and drove 121 runs in 203 commitments, spread out between 2019 and 2020.
In the just concluded campaign he gained even more prominence as he shone in the middle of the lineup by being the first of the club in homers (12), second in runs scored (29) and third in RBIs (31) and slugging (.492).
This winter he was eligible for salary arbitration, but the organization has decided to put him on waivers and select the contracts of five of its best prospects: Cuban outfielder Yasniel Díaz, right-hander Michael Baumann, left-hander Zac Lowther, left-hander Alexander Wells and infielder Rylan Bannon.