Vladimir Núñez

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Vladimir Núñez
Pitcher
Born: (1975-03-15) March 15, 1975 (age 42)
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1998, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 2009, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 21–34
Earned run average 4.83
Strikeouts 327
Teams
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Núñez [noo'-neez] and the second or maternal family name is Zarabaza.

Vladimir Núñez Zarabaza (born March 15, 1975) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is currently the pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Braves of the Gulf Coast League. He played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Atlanta Braves.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On July 7, 2008, the Atlanta Braves purchased Núñez's contract from Triple-A Richmond after pitchers Manny Acosta and Jeff Bennett were placed on the disabled list. He made his Braves debut and first major league appearance since 2004 that night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tossing a scoreless eighth inning with one strikeout. He re-signed with the Braves on November 25, 2008.

On October 12, 2009 the Atlanta Braves outrighted Núñez to the Gwinnett Braves and he elected free agency.

Coaching career[edit]

Núñez retired following the 2010 season and accepted the role of pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Braves.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs for 2011 | braves.com: Official Info". Atlanta.braves.mlb.com. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 

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