Detroit Tigers call up Zack Short, DFA 1B Renato Nunez

Detroit Tigers’ Zack Short throws to first during Grapefruit League action against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. Spring Training

The Detroit Tigers called up infielder Zack Short ahead of Wednesday’s doubleheader with the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.

First baseman Renato Nunez was designated for assignment to make room for Short on the 26-man roster.

Short, 25, was set to make his major league debut in Wednesday’s afternoon opener, batting eighth and playing third base.

Short compiled a career .241 average in four seasons in the minors with 37 homers, 162 RBIs and 43 stolen bases in 371 games.

Nunez, 27, is batting .148 (4-for-27) with two homers, two doubles and three RBIs in seven games this season.

He is a career .245 hitter with 54 home runs and 150 RBIs in 300 games with the Oakland Athletics (2016-17), Texas Rangers (2018), Baltimore Orioles (2018-20) and Tigers.

–Field Level Media