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Michael Nickeas | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays re-signed C Michael Nickeas to a minor league contract.
He received an invite to spring training. Nickeas appeared in a single game with the Blue Jays this season in his first tour of duty with the organization. The 30-year-old slashed only .166/.255/.251 for Triple-A Buffalo. He'll be back with the Bisons in 2014. Tue, Nov 5, 2013 02:21:00 PM

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Blue Jays sent C Michael Nickeas outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's no longer on the 40-man roster. Nickeas hit only .166/.255/.251 this year for Buffalo.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled C Michael Nickeas from Triple-A Buffalo.

Acquired in the R.A. Dickey deal over the offseason, Nickeas hit only .166/.255/.251 this year for Buffalo. He'll operate as the third catcher.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:11:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired C Michael Nickeas from the Mets in the seven-player R.A. Dickey trade.

Nickeas had a weak .174/.242/.229 batting line in 122 plate appearances this past season with New York. The 29-year-old will function as depth for the Blue Jays.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 05:28:00 PM

Mets re-signed C Michael Nickeas to a minor league contract.

Nickeas declared free agency earlier this week but has decided to re-up with the Mets. He'll receive an invite to spring training.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Mike Nickeas has elected to become a free agent.

Nickeas was outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster last week and turned down an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo. He will look to join up with a new organization.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 05:20:00 PM

Mets sent C Mike Nickeas outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Nickeas batted just .174/.242/.229 with one home run, 13 RBI and a .471 OPS in 122 plate appearances with the Mets this season and is unlikely to get significant playing time in the majors again in the near future.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Mets recalled C Mike Nickeas from Triple-A Buffalo.

Nickeas is batting just .168/.241/.228 in 42 games with the Mets this season. He'll serve as a third catcher down the stretch.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Mets optioned C Mike Nickeas to Triple-A Buffalo.

Nickeas has posted a weak .168/.241/.228 batting line in 42 games this season for the major-league Mets. Rob Johnson is being brought up to fill the roster vacancy.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 04:17:00 PM

Mike Nickeas (flu) is available for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Nickeas wasn't available Tuesday, so the Mets were mulling over a possible roster move, but he is ready to go Wednesday if needed. Josh Thole will start behind the plate.
Wed, May 2, 2012 11:10:00 AM

Mike Nickeas is unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.

The Mets are discussing the possibility of adding an emergency catcher for Wednesday's afternoon tilt. Nickeas is batting .188 with a .503 OPS in seven games played.
Tue, May 1, 2012 05:04:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Thursday that Mike Nickeas will be the Mets' backup catcher.

Nickeas is hitting just .200/.259/.280 this spring, but it's not like the Mets were expecting an offensive explosion. The 29-year-old can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 04:32:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Mike Nickeas will "very likely" be New York's backup catcher in 2012.

The Mets non-tendered Ronny Paulino on Monday, leaving Nickeas as Josh Thole's backup. The 28-year-old backstop is a light hitter and can be ignored in fantasy.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Mets recalled C Mike Nickeas from Triple-A Buffalo.

He'll replace Jon Niese, who was placed on the disabled list with a rib cage injury. Nickeas, 28, is batting .217 (5-for-17) with one home run and three RBI in two stints with the Mets this season. He will function as a third catcher and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 10:37:00 AM

Mike Nickeas is expected to replace the injured Scott Hairston (rib cage) on the active roster.

The move will presumably be made before Wednesday's game. The addition of Nickeas as a third catcher will allow Ronny Paulino to be used as a right-handed bat off the bench. The 28-year-old backstop is batting .217 (5-for-17) with one home run and three RBI in two stints with the Mets this season.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 08:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman