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Wil Nieves | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/25/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies signed C Wil Nieves to a one-year contract.
The financials aren't known, but Nieves is getting a major league deal. The 36-year-old has hit a surprising .299/.323/.381 over the last two seasons for the Rockies and D'Backs, but he's a career .242/.283/.314 hitter who is known more for his defense. He'll back up Carlos Ruiz in 2014. Thu, Dec 5, 2013 02:34:00 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies will sign Wil Nieves.

No word on whether it's a major or minor league deal. Nieves has batted a surprising .299/.323/.381 over the last two seasons for the Rockies and D'Backs, but he's a career .242/.283/.314 hitter whose value lies with his glove. Nieves figures to compete with Erik Kratz for the Phillies' backup catcher job behind Carlos Ruiz.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Wil Nieves has just one hit since April 25.

The seldom-used 35-year-old has slashed .280/.321/.280 through 28 plate appearances. Nieves, who entered 2013 a .229/.274/.301 career hitter over nine major league seasons, will continue to play sparingly behind starter Miguel Montero.
Wed, May 22, 2013 04:15:00 AM

Diamondbacks re-signed C Wil Nieves to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Nieves was recently non-tendered by the Diamondbacks, but both sides were quickly able to hammer out a new agreement. The 35-year-old is a .229/.274/.301 hitter over nine major league seasons and figures to play sparingly behind starter Miguel Montero.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 05:36:00 PM

Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports that the Diamondbacks have re-signed catcher Wil Nieves to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Nieves was recently non-tendered by the Diamondbacks, but both sides remained motivated to get a deal done. The 35-year-old backstop hit .301/.330/.410 with two homers and eight RBI over 83 at-bats between the Rockies and Diamondbacks this past season and will function as Miguel Montero's backup in 2013.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Diamondbacks non-tendered C Wil Nieves.

Nieves was claimed off waivers from the Rockies in August. The 35-year-old backstop hit .301/.330/.410 with two homers and eight RBI over 83 at-bats between two teams in 2012. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere in a reserve role.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:22:00 AM

Diamondbacks claimed C Wil Nieves off waivers from the Rockies.

He'll take the roster spot of Henry Blanco, who was placed on the disabled list. Nieves was recently designated for assignment by the Rockies after batting .298 (14-for-47) with a home run and five RBI in 16 games this season. The .226 career hitter will serve as a backup for Miguel Montero and has no fantasy value.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 03:53:00 PM

Wil Nieves has elected free agency.

The Rockies designated Nieves for assignment earlier this month after he batted .298 (14-for-47) with a home run and five RBI in 16 games. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks are set to sign the .226 career hitter. With Henry Blanco (hand) likely headed to the disabled list, Nieves would back up Miguel Montero.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 03:06:00 PM

Rockies activated C Wil Nieves from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Nieves batted .298 (14-for-47) with a home run and five RBI in 16 games with the Rockies this season prior to hitting the disabled list in the early part of July with turf toe. He's just a .226 hitter in the big leagues, but could draw interest from a catching-starved team.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 01:49:00 PM

Wil Nieves (toe) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

With the rumors swirling around that Ramon Hernandez may soon be traded, Nieves would likely assume the backup catcher's role behind Wilin Rosario once he is healthy enough to return. He'll return to an uninspiring .221/.268/.289 line through his first 47 at-bats.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 07:35:00 PM

Rockies placed C Wil Nieves on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9, with turf toe on his right foot.

Nieves suffered the injury last week against the Nationals. Ramon Hernandez (hand) has been activated from the disabled list to take his place on the active roster.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 06:08:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He'll take the place of the injured Ramon Hernandez (hand) on the active roster and should split playing time with rookie Wilin Rosario in the short-term. Nieves, 34, owns a lousy .221/.268/.289 batting line in the big leagues and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Fri, May 25, 2012 05:05:00 PM

Wil Nieves has joined the Rockies in Cincinnati.

No official word from the team yet, but this could be a sign that Ramon Hernandez is headed for the disabled list. The veteran backstop has been dealing with a nagging injury to his left hand for most of the season. Nieves would likely function as the primary backup to rookie Wilin Rosario if Hernandez indeed lands on the DL.
Fri, May 25, 2012 04:14:00 PM

Rockies signed C Wil Nieves to a minor league contract.

Nieves, 34, batted .140 in 50 at-bats with the Brewers this past season and has a .221/.268/.289 batting line over parts of eight seasons in the majors. He could contend for the backup catcher job during spring training.
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 12:09:00 AM

Braves acquired C Wil Nieves from the Brewers for cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Nieves will provide the Braves with organizational catching depth while Brian McCann recovers from his oblique strain. Nieves, who turns 34 in September, hit just .140 in 50 at-bats with the Brewers earlier this season before they outrighted him to Triple-A.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 04:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2John Mayberry
3Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Jayson Nix
3B1Cody Asche
LF1Domonic Brown
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6Jonathan Pettibone
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ethan Martin
6B.J. Rosenberg
7Mario Hollands
8Jeff Manship