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Fernando Nieve | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/15/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels signed RHP Fernando Nieve to a minor league contract.
He had been at Triple-A with the A's but was released after posting a 7.01 ERA over 18 relief appearances. Nieve will give the Angels some bullpen depth in the minors. Jun 15 - 9:03 AM

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Athletics acquired RHP Fernando Nieve from the Indians for cash considerations.

Nieve has registered a cool 1.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 55/12 K/BB ratio across 44 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Columbus. The 31-year-old right-hander could be an asset in middle relief for Oakland.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Indians sent RHP Fernando Nieve outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Nieve cleared waivers after he was designated for assignment earlier this week. The 30-year-old right-hander will continue to serve as pitching depth in the minors.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Fernando Nieve for assignment.

Nieve was only up with the Indians for about 22 hours. The righty did not make an appearance, and hasn't pitched in a major league game since the 2010 season.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Indians recalled RHP Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Columbus.

Nieve will take the place of Brett Myers, who went on the disabled list Sunday with a forearm injury. The 30-year-old has a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings at Triple-A this year.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Fernando Nieve to a minor league contract.

He's been given an invitation to spring training but isn't a good bet to crack the Opening Day roster. Nieve spent all of 2012 at Triple-A with the Dodgers, posting a 5.96 ERA over 119 1/3 frames.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 01:10:00 PM

Dodgers reassigned RHP Fernando Nieve, LHP Wil Ledezma and RHP Angel Guzman to minor league camp.

Nieve surrendered eight hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 Cactus League innings. He was in major league camp this spring on a non-guaranteed minor league contract.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 07:42:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Fernando Nieve to a minor league contract.

He also gets an invite to spring training. Nieve began 2011 in the Astros' organization, but finished the year pitching in Korea. The 29-year-old right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2010 as a member of the Mets, posting an ugly 6.00 ERA and 38/22 K/BB ratio over 42 innings. He'll likely serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 06:10:00 PM

Astros released RHP Fernando Nieve.

Nieve asked for and was granted his release so that he could sign with Doosan in Korea. He posted a 7.63 ERA but struck out 17 over 15 1/3 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City before given his walking papers.
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 07:58:00 PM

Astros signed RHP Fernando Nieve to a minor league contract.

Nieve was released by the Pirates earlier this week, but is already in camp with the Astros. The 28-year-old right-hander was originally signed by Houston in 1999. He has a 4.61 career ERA over 185 2/3 major league innings.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 03:06:00 PM

Pirates released RHP Fernando Nieve.

Nieve was brought into spring camp on a minor league contract and failed to impress, allowing 17 hits and eight earned runs in 7 1/3 innings of work. He'll try to latch on with another organization before Opening Day.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 02:57:00 PM

Pirates signed RHP Fernando Nieve to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to major league spring training. Nieve was designated for assignment by the Mets in July after posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 38/22 K/BB over 42 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander will reportedly compete for a spot in the starting rotation, though we aren't expecting much.
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 04:02:00 PM

Mets designated RHP Fernando Nieve for assignment.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel relied heavily on Nieve early in the season, but he has been largely ineffective for a while now. He has a 6.00 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 42 innings this season.
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 08:49:00 AM

Making his first start of the year, Fernando Nieve was pulled after allowing five runs in two innings Saturday against the Brewers.

Nieve might have been just fine as a starter at the beginning of the year, but a heavy early workload out of the pen seems to have taken a toll on his stuff. He doesn't belong in the rotation right now, and it'd be no surprise to see him land on the DL soon.
Sat, May 29, 2010 10:47:00 PM

Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he is considering Fernando Nieve for a spot start on Saturday.

We wouldn't consider using Nieve in Milwaukee. Nieve has made 18 career starts, posting a 7-9 record to go with a 4.35 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Wed, May 26, 2010 11:27:00 PM