On Monday, the New York Yankees traded Nunez for another lefty -- Miguel Sulbaran, a 20-year-old Class A pitcher.
In 2013, he was 9-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 112 2/3 innings with Class A Great Lakes and Class A Cedar Rapids. He struck out 101 and walked 32.
Nunez lost a spring training battle with early-season sensation Yangervis Solarte for the final roster spot. In 2010, the Yankees could have included Nunez in a deal that would have landed Lee, but wanted to hold on to him thinking he could be a starting shortstop one day.