A Real "Nu Nu" For Nunez

Two days ago the Detroit Tigers suspended West Michigan shortstop Gustavo Nunez for "conduct detrimental to the organization."

The Tigers are trying to keep this situation under wraps, hence stating the "conduct detrimental."

"We will re-evaluate Nunez's situation this week," said Dan Lunetta, the Tigers' director of minor league operations. "And we will deem what we think is the appropriate time for his return."

Asking a few unnamed sources in the West Michigan organization, it really isn't clear what Nunez has done at this time. However, the situation isn't nearly as bad as some may think. Lunetta says the situation isn't threatening to Nunez's career, but still needs to be reprimanded.

"I don't see any reason why he wouldn't be back this season, and when he returns it will be with the Whitecaps."

Nunez has started 75 games for West Michigan this season, and has provided a huge impact at shortstop. The Dominican Republic native signed with Detroit as a free agent in the 2007 season. Before his suspension Nunez had a team-leading 104 hits, seven triples and 34 stolen bases (third in the Midwest League).

In Nunez's mysterious departure, the Tigers promoted shortstop Herman Perez from the GCL Tigers. Perez was also a free agent signing in 2007. This season in the GCL, Perez had a .255 average with five RBIs in 13 games.

TigsTown will provide more information on Nunez's suspension in the weeks to come.

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