TIGERS ACQUIRE JHON NUNEZ FROM BOSTON IN EXCHANGE FOR MATT HALL
The Tigers have acquired catcher Jhon Nunez from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Matt Hall. Nunez will be a non-roster invitee to the Tigers Major League Spring Training camp.
Nunez, 25, spent the 2019 season with Double A Portland, where he was named an Eastern League midseason All-Star and hit .280/.333/.412 with 11 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 21 RBI. Defensively, he threw out 30-of-72 base stealers for a 41.7 caught stealing percentage, which ranked fourth in the Eastern League. A native of Villa Gonzalez, DR, Nunez has played seven Minor League seasons with the Red Sox, hitting .260/.329/.353 with 47 doubles, 12 triples, 10 home runs and 119 RBI in 331 career games.
Hall, 26, spent most of the 2019 season with Triple A Toledo, compiling a 5-4 record with a 5.30 ERA (86.2IP/51ER) and 106 strikeouts. He also made 16 relief appearances with the Tigers, and went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA (23.1IP/20ER) and 27 strikeouts.