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Juan Carlos Oviedo    \OH-vi-eh-do\

Juan Carlos Oviedo
Played under the assumed name Leo Nunez through 2011

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 15, 1982 in Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, Dominican Republic
High School: Moca (Moca, DO)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 2005 (Age 23.055)   vs. TOR 1.0 IP, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Marlins/Royals/Rays 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$1.5M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.009, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Andy Mota [*]
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  • 4/30 Raise the Jolly Roger: Cooling down the Rockies: On a chilly, occasionally snowy night at Coors Field, Kevin Correia made sure the Colorado offense never had a chance to heat...
  • 4/30 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez struggles in save chance: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed two earned runs and three hits in the ninth inning Friday, April 29, against the Cincinnati...[+]
  • 4/29 Marlin Maniac: Fish Cap: Marlins pen falters, prevents sweep of Dodgers: After the heroics of Omar Infante on Monday for the first game of the series, the Marlins split the remaining games against the...
  • 4/28 MLB Fantasy Recon: Updated Closer Report: Storen should be considered top 10 from here outMike Gianella over at The Roto Think Tank brings us update AL and NL Closer Reports...
  • 4/27 Roto Think Tank: Closer Review: National League: Last night, I glanced at the closers and (perhaps) closers-to-be in the American League. Tonight, I'll look at the far more...
  • 4/27 MLB Fantasy Recon: Updated Closer Report: Drew you trust Storen?The changes keep coming for 9th inning duty in the majors as it appears Sergio Santos may be pulling away...
  • 4/27 MLBTradeRumors: 2013 Free Agent Class Analysis: Our 2013 MLB Free Agent list has just been posted.  Since that post will be a permanent addition to the sidebar, comments on...
  • 4/27 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Slider key to Leo Nunez's success: Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez credits RP Leo Nunez's improved slider as the reason for his early-season success in the...[+]
  • 4/27 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez posts his seventh save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday, April 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers while...[+]
  • 4/22 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez keeping pitches down: The early season success of Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez is largely due to his focusing on keeping the ball down in the strike...[+]
  • 4/19 Through The Fence Baseball: Marlins getting job done thanks to LoMo and the bullpen: Here are a few “Would you believe …” questions about the Florida Marlins, along with how I would have answered them on opening...
  • 4/16 Through The Fence Baseball: Luck of the draw favors Marlins in Philly: After dropping their season-opening series to the Mets, the Florida Marlins have won three consecutive series (Nationals, Astros...
  • 4/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez picks up fifth save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Friday, April 15, against the Philadelphia Phillies for...[+]
  • 4/15 Through The Fence Baseball: Luck of the draw favors Marlins in Philly: After dropping their season-opening series to the Mets, the Florida Marlins have won three consecutive series (Nationals, Astros...
  • 4/15 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez picks up fourth save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez worked a scoreless ninth inning Thursday, April 14, against the Atlanta Braves to pick up his fourth...[+]
  • 4/13 MLBTradeRumors: 2012 Contract Issues: Florida Marlins: The Marlins are next in our 2012 Contract Issues series. Eligible For Free Agency (4) Javier Vazquez's lost 2010 season...
  • 4/11 MLB Fantasy Recon: Updated Closer Report from FBV - Rauch, Papelbon, Thornton: Ryan Franklin could be the next man downBrett Barton over at Fantasy Baseball Vision offers up an updated Closer Report.  We've...
  • 4/11 Marlin Maniac: Fish Cap: Ugly Sanchez loss caps strange Astros series: This weekend’s series with the Houston Astros brought up some strange questions for the Marlins. Aside from the first game...
  • 4/11 B-R Blog: Early pitching appearance leaders: Through 2011: Rk Player G Age Tm GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA ERA+ HR BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ 1 Doug Slaten 6 31 WSN 2 0 0 0...
  • 4/9 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez notches his third save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday, April 9, against the Houston Astros, as he...[+]
  • 4/8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez secures second save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed a solo home run and two hits in the ninth inning Friday, April 8, against the Houston Astros,...[+]
  • 4/6 MLBTradeRumors: How Teams Obtained Their Current Closers: The day before the season started, MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith looked at how each team acquired their Opening Day starter. Let's...
  • 4/4 Marlin Maniac: Fish Cap: Vazquez, Marlins implode to end Mets series: Welcome to the first Fish Cap of the 2011 season, and I apologize that it could not be handled in a more positive fashion. The...

News -- March 2011

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  • 2/20 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez working on mastering slider: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez is working on re-establishing the slider as his third pitch during spring training, to go along with...[+]
  • 2/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez will start year as closer: Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said RP Leo Nunez will start the season as the team's closer, reports The Miami Herald....[+]
  • 2/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez added muscle during offseasonFlorida Marlins RP Leo Nunez said he added around five pounds of muscle during the offseason, reports The Miami Herald....[+]
  • 2/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez working on another pitch: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez worked on developing a slider during the winter and will use the pitch during spring training games,...[+]
  • 2/15 Mastersball.com: Life and Death in the Transactions #23: This time, Casey Fossum and Ryan Shealy found their names on the transaction list today, two players who have haunted my roster...
  • 2/8 MLBTradeRumors: MLB Teams Sign Six Dominican League Prospects: The Dominican Prospect League announced that Major League organizations have signed six of its top prospects. Here are the details...
  • 2/7 Marlin Maniac: Marlin Maniac Season Preview: Meet you 2011 Marlins (Pitchers Edition): Earlier today, I posted some numbers and blurbs on the Marlins’ position players. Of course, that is just the offense and...

News -- January 2011

  • 1/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez sets salary mark: Updating previous reports, Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez became the highest-paid Marlins reliever with his one-year, $3.65 million...[+]
  • 1/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | More on Leo Nunez: Updating previous reports, Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez signed a one-year, $3.65 million deal to avoid arbitration, ESPNdeportes.com's...[+]
  • 1/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Two avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deals: The Florida Marlins and RHPs Edward Mujica and Leo Nunez avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Monday, Jan. 17,...[+]
  • 1/17 MLBTradeRumors: Quick Hits: Rangers, Pavano, Reds, Pujols: On this day 15 years ago, Blue Jays skipper John Farrell signed with Mariners as a free agent.  Let's take a look at today's...
  • 1/17 MLBTradeRumors: Players To Avoid Arbitration: Monday: Teams and players exchange arbitration figures tomorrow if they haven't already come to terms for 2011. That means plenty of players...
  • 1/11 Marlin Maniac: This week in Joe Frisaro’s mailbag: I asked some Marlin Maniac readers this following question on Twitter: Would you like to see me answer Joe Frisaro’s mailbag...

News -- December 2010

  • 12/27 MLBTradeRumors: The Hardest Throwers Available: Fastball velocity holds a certain allure.  This winter we've seen four pitchers who averaged 95+ miles per hour on their 2010...
  • 12/13 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Two options at closer: The Florida Marlins intend to give RP Leo Nunez the first shot at the closer job, but RP Clay Hensley is the backup option, MLB.com's...[+]
  • 12/9 MLBTradeRumors: Day In Review: 12/8/10: Wednesday was another typically busy day in Orlando at the Winter Meetings. Let's run down the most noteworthy news and rumors...
  • 12/8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Tried to trade for Zack Greinke : The Florida Marlins attempted to trade for Kansas City Royals SP Zack Greinke during the winter meetings Wednesday, Dec. 8, according...[+]
  • 12/8 MLBTradeRumors: Marlins Discussed Three-Team Deal: 5:14pm: The Rangers and Royals were involved in the potential three-team deal involving Greinke, according to Rosenthal (Twitter...
  • 12/8 MLBTradeRumors: Marlins Determining Interest In Nolasco, Nunez: The Marlins are gauging interest in Ricky Nolasco and Leo Nunez, though they aren't committed to trading either pitcher, according...

News -- November 2010

News -- October 2010

  • 10/26 MLBTradeRumors: Marlins Notes: Relievers, Nunez, Payroll, Ross: MLB.com's Joe Frisaro answered some Fish-centric topics in a fan mailbag that dealt with a few hot stove rumors.  Here are the...
  • 10/1 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez picks up 30th save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez came in and struck out the final two batters to end a rally and record his 30th save of the season...[+]

News -- September 2010

  • 9/29 MLBTradeRumors: Arbitration Eligibles: Florida Marlins: The Marlins come next in our arbitration eligibles series... First time: Andrew Miller, Mike Rivera, Burke Badenhop, Brett...
  • 9/27 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez could see some save chances: Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he would like to give RP Leo Nunez a few save chances before the season ends in order...[+]
  • 9/8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez improving: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez's (neck) stiff neck is improving, but it could still be a few days until he is able to pitch again,...[+]
  • 9/5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Clay Hensley to close for now: Florida Marlins RP Clay Hensley will take over as closer while RP Leo Nunez tries to regain confidence in his fastball and changeup,...[+]
  • 9/5 Baseball Moves: Waiver Mavens 23 – Ten Ideas to Get You to First Place in the Last Month: Here’s ten moves that, if available, can help push you over the top and win your leagues in the final month… Must...

News -- August 2010

  • 8/31 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | More on Leo Nunez: Updating a previous report, Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez feels RP Leo Nunez's confidence is not there recently, according...[+]
  • 8/31 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez still the closer: Florida Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez said he has no plans to remove CL Leo Nunez from the closer role, The Miami Herald's...[+]
  • 8/29 Braves Journal: Braves 7, Marlins 6: Florida Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – August 29, 2010 – ESPN. What’s the word? Oh, yeah…...
  • 8/29 Baseball Musings: Blown Johnson: Josh Johnson pitched six outstanding innings for the Marlins Sunday afternoon, allowing one run as he walked three Braves and...
  • 8/12 B-R Blog: Mariano Rivera earns a save stranding the runner after a leadoff triple: Last night, Mariano Rivera allowed a 9th-inning leadoff triple to Elvis Andrus in a 1-run game. Mo then retired the side, stranding...
  • 8/10 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez not changing approach: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez said he is not changing his approach on the mound, despite manager Edwin Rodriguez suggesting that...[+]
  • 8/8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Josh Johnson leaves Saturday's game feeling fatigued: Florida Marlins SP Josh M. Johnson was removed after throwing 99 pitches over eight innings Saturday, Aug. 7, against the St....[+]
  • 8/8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez in jeopardy of losing job as closer?: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez may be in jeopardy of losing his role as the team's closer, according to The Associated Press. 'The...[+]
  • 8/8 Baseball Press: The 606 - August 8, 2010: Baseball Press presents "The 606", a look at the most intriguing pitching matchup of the day, with a final prediction of the...
  • 8/4 MLBTradeRumors: If The Marlins Decide To Sell: After losing their last two games, the Marlins are now seven games out in the NL East.  The team had an interesting July, shipping...

News -- July 2010

  • 7/28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | No intentions to trade Leo NunezThe Florida Marlins have no intentions to trade RP Leo Nunez, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. ...[+]
  • 7/27 MLBTradeRumors: Red Sox Like Michael Wuertz: Athletics reliever Michael Wuertz is on Boston's wish list, tweets Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.  The 31-year-old righty...
  • 7/26 MLBTradeRumors: Chris Volstad Drawing Interest: Teams are asking the Marlins about Chris Volstad's availability, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post (Twitter link)....
  • 7/26 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Giants | Asking about Leo Nunez: The San Francisco Giants have inquired about Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez as the trade deadline approaches, according to MLB.com's...[+]
  • 7/25 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Ricky Nolasco, Leo Nunez unlikely to be traded: The Florida Marlins are not expected to move SP Ricky Nolasco or CL Leo Nunez before the trade deadline, a source told Ken Rosenthal...[+]
  • 7/25 The UpperCard Network: Rangers Going After Jorge Cantu: The Rangers are going hard after Jorge Cantu, sources tell FOX Sports.Com’s Ken Rosenthal. The Marlins however, aren’t...
  • 7/25 MLBTradeRumors: Marlins Unlikely To Move Uggla, Ross: Although they've been the subject of frequent trade rumors this year, Dan Uggla and Cody Ross may remain in Florida past July...
  • 7/23 Call to the Pen: Deal or no Deal: Potential Trade Thoughts from the AL East: With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching I asked each of our site leads to give me their thoughts on what the team they...
  • 7/22 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez picks up win Thursday: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez struck out the side in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, July 22, to earn the...[+]
  • 7/21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Tigers | Scouting Leo Nunez: The Detroit Tigers have been scouting Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez as the trade deadline approaches, according to MLB.com. ...[+]
  • 7/20 MLBTradeRumors: Red Sox Rumors: Relievers, Beltre: Red Sox rumors from those covering the team... GM Theo Epstein said he isn't close to any trades, reports Nick Cafardo of...
  • 7/19 MLBTradeRumors: Yankees Prioritizing Bench, Bullpen Help: ESPN's Buster Olney tweets the Yankees' trade deadline priorities: "Even in the aftermath of Andy Pettitte's injury, the Yankees'...
  • 7/19 MLBTradeRumors: Red Sox Inquired On Leo Nunez, Cody Ross: The Red Sox inquired about Marlins players Leo Nunez and Cody Ross, reports Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.  Spencer adds...
  • 7/19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Red Sox | Inquired on Leo Nunez, Cody RossThe Boston Red Sox inquired about Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez and OF Cody Ross, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports. ...[+]
  • 7/19 The UpperCard Network: Marlins Unsure To Buy Or Sell At Deadline: Trade interest for the Marlins has been significant, with calls from the Red Sox, Rangers, Yankees, Braves, Rockies and Phillies...
  • 7/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Sunday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez gave up two hits and struck out two Sunday, July 18, while earning his 22nd save of the year, reports...[+]
  • 7/17 MLBTradeRumors: Rosenthal On Yankees, Hart, Haren, Werth: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has a new installment of Full Count up.  Let's dive in and see what he has for us.. The Yankees...
  • 7/17 The UpperCard Network: The Latest On The MLB Trade Market: FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal has all the latest on the MLB Trade Market in his newest edition of Full Count: The Yankees and Marlins...
  • 7/16 MLBTradeRumors: Potentially Available Relievers: It wouldn't be surprising to see any contender other than the Padres (and perhaps the Rays) acquire bullpen help before July 31st....
  • 7/15 MLBTradeRumors: Reds Seek Right-Handed Reliever: The first-place Reds are looking to add a right-handed reliever, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (via Twitter). Cincinnati...
  • 7/10 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Friday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez pitched a perfect inning to pick up his 19th save of the season Friday, July 9, reports The Associated...[+]
  • 7/9 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez tweaks ankle: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez (ankle) slightly tweaked his ankle while falling out of his bullpen chair Thursday, July 8, when...[+]
  • 7/7 MLBTradeRumors: Could The Marlins Shop Leo Nunez?: The Marlins have been looking for relief help all season, going so far as to sign Armando Benitez to a minor league deal, but...
  • 7/5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Sunday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts Sunday, July 4, to earn his 17th save of the season,...[+]
  • 7/3 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez blows save, takes loss Friday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez gave up two runs off two hits and a walk Friday, July 2, to the Atlanta Braves, reports The Associated...[+]

News -- June 2010

  • 6/30 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez blows fourth save: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez blew his fourth save in 20 chances Tuesday, June 29, according to The Associated Press, but the Marlins...[+]
  • 6/24 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Wednesday: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez earned his 16th save of the season against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, June 23, according to...[+]
  • 6/20 Baseball Press: The 606 - June 20, 2010: Baseball Press presents "The 606", a look at the most intriguing pitching matchup of the day, with a final prediction of the...
  • 6/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez beat by changeup Tuesday: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez blew the save against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, June 15, and appeared to be leaning too much on...[+]
  • 6/10 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Thursday: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez walked one en route to his 13th save in 15 chances against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, June...[+]
  • 6/4 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez nails down save Thursday: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez recorded his 12th save in 14 chances against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, June 3, after allowing...[+]
  • 6/3 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez confident in changeup: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez is extremely confident in his changeup this year, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. 'My changeup...[+]

News -- May 2010

  • 5/29 TetreaultVision: Halladay Perfect for Eight Innings: Phillies ace Roy Halladay has not allowed a baserunner through eight innings against the Florida Marlins.  The Phillies offensive...
  • 5/17 B-R Blog: Amazin’ Mets amazin’ fall from first place to last place: Check out the Mets' last 19 games: Gm# Date Tm Opp R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time Attendance Streak 20 Tuesday,...
  • 5/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Saturday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez earned his eighth save in 10 chances Saturday, May 15, against the New York Mets, according to The...[+]
  • 5/13 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez picks up win Thursday: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the win against the New York Mets Thursday, May 13, according...[+]
  • 5/12 B-R Blog: Remaining relievers with a 0.00 ERA: Here are the remaining 6 players with a 0.00 ERA this season (through yesterday's games) with a  minimum of 10 games: Rk Player ERA G Age Tm GS GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA+ 1 Andrew...
  • 5/8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Friday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez notched his fifth save of the season Friday, May 7, against the Washington Nationals, according to...[+]
  • 5/5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez blows saveFlorida Marlins CL Leo Nunez blew his second save Tuesday, May 4, The Associated Press reports. ...[+]

News -- April 2010

  • 4/26 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez using slider effectively: Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez has been throwing his slider with increasing regularity this year, especially to right-handed hitters,...[+]
  • 4/25 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez earns save Saturday: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez picked up his fourth save of the year in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, April 24, against...[+]
  • 4/23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Leo Nunez continues strong start: Florida Marlins CL Leo Nunez struck out the side in the ninth inning of a non-save situation Thursday, April 22, The Associated...[+]
  • 4/21 MLBTradeRumors: Mike Jacobs Clears Waivers: WEDNESDAY, 12:51pm: Jacobs cleared waivers, reports ESPN's Adam Rubin. SUNDAY, 3:45pm: The Mets have designated first baseman...
  • 4/20 MLBTradeRumors: 2011 Contract Issues: Florida Marlins: The Marlins face no contractual options after the season.  They'll have four free agents in Jorge Cantu, Wes Helms, Mike Lamb,...