Nunez advanced to HarrisburgJuly 17, 2008 - Carolina League (CarL) Potomac Nationals
Nunez has been used primarily as a starter for the majority of the 2008 season. The right-hander was Potomac's Opening Day hurler and went winless in his first 14 games before recording a victory against the Winston-Salem Warthogs on June 18. Acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Marlon Anderson in 2006, Nunez went 2-8 in 21 games with a 5.22 ERA while striking out 82 batters in 81 innings pitched.
The 22-year-old surrendered one run in four relief appearances with the P-Nats, but has notched three perfect innings with two strikeouts since his jump to the bullpen on June 11.
The Dominican-native is in his fifth season of professional baseball after spending two seasons with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers and one season with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers. Nunez spent the 2007 season with Low-A Hagerstown going 4-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 23 games.
Martinez rejoins the Nationals after appearing in one game with Triple-A Columbus Clippers and two with Harrisburg. The right-hander combined to allow just three hits in two scoreless innings against the Bowie Baysox during two outings at Commerce Bank Park in Harrisburg. The 24-year-old made 26 relief appearances with the P-Nats prior to his promotion on July 9 going 0-2 with two saves and posting a 3.35 ERA while striking out 39 in 51 innings on the mound. Like Nunez, Martinez is expected to join the Nationals bullpen.
Potomac's roster has 24 active members with 12 position players and 12 pitchers.
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