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Juan Nicasio | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Juan Nicasio (finger) tossed a scoreless inning in his return to action Sunday in San Diego.
Nicasio had been inactive since last Wednesday due to a cracked nail on his right middle finger. It just needed some time to heal. He'll be good moving forward. Jun 15 - 8:30 AM

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Juan Nicasio suffered a cracked nail on the middle finger of his right hand Wednesday.

That's why he had to make a premature exit from a relief appearance against the Diamondbacks. "The fastball was coming out fine, but he couldn't throw the breaking ball," said manager Don Mattingly. "You can't be out there without all your weapons. It's hard enough with all of them." Nicasio should be fine in a couple of days. He's become a vital part of the Los Angeles bullpen.
Jun 11 - 8:54 AM

Juan Nicasio left Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning with an unspecified injury.

The Dodgers haven't announced Nicasio's issue, but it involves a finger. After throwing 11 pitches in the sixth, Dodgers trainer Stan Conte ran out and closely his digits. We figure it's a blister, perhaps a damaged fingernail. We'll update you when more is known.
Jun 11 - 12:26 AM

Juan Nicasio allowed one run over two innings Tuesday in the first half of a doubleheader against the Rockies.

Los Angeles went on to lose the game 6-3. Nicasio hadn't thrown more than 38 pitches in an appearance this season, so he wasn't projected to last very long in his spot start Tuesday. The right-hander wound up throwing 41 pitches. He'll now head back to the bullpen.
Jun 2 - 6:17 PM

Juan Nicasio will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Nicasio has a solid 1.29 ERA and 28/11 K/BB ratio in 21 innings this season, but he hasn't thrown more than 38 pitches in an appearance this season. In other words, look for this to be a bullpen game for the Dodgers.
Jun 2 - 8:42 AM

Juan Nicasio recorded his first career save after striking out both Rockies he faced on Friday.

Nicasio showed power stuff coming out of the pen for the Rockies last season, but the team let him go rather than pay him $2 million-$2.5 million for 2015. It's come back to bite them the last two nights, as he's struck out six in 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He has a 1.02 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings for the year.
May 16 - 2:03 AM

Juan Nicasio, making his appearance of the spring as a starter, allowed two runs in three innings facing the Padres.

Nicasio allowed two runs in his final inning of work. He gave up four hits, walked none, and struck out two on the afternoon. He had been used in mostly short stints as a reliever this spring, but with Hyun-Jin Ryu slated to begin the season on the disabled list, Nicasio could slot into the back of the Dodgers' starting rotation.
Mar 25 - 6:53 PM

Dodgers and RHP Juan Nicasio avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

Nicasio was arbitration-eligible for a second time. The former Rockies is slated for a long relief role in 2015 but could wind up spending ample time in the rotation with the injury-prone Brett Anderson set to serve as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter.
Jan 16 - 12:42 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Colorado designated Nicasio for assignment last week, allowing new Dodgers' honcho Andrew Friedman to swoop in and acquire him at a (presumed) discount. However it turns out, consider it a worthwhile gamble. Yes, Nicasio has posted an ugly career ERA of 5.03 over four seasons in the majors. That number, of course, was compiled in Coors Field. Nicasio, the owner of a nice right arm, still retains a little upside, and has already proven, by the age of 28, to be capable of both starting and pitching out of the bullpen. In Los Angeles, he'll be a swing man, and a possible possessor of NL-only intrigue at some point in 2015 if the Dodgers suffer rotational injuries.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Colorado Rockies designate Juan Nicasio for assignment.

The corresponding move was to add LHP Tyler Anderson to the 40-man. Nicasio has a career ERA of 5.03 over four seasons in the majors.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss indicated Thursday that Juan Nicasio is likely to remain in a relief role next season.

Nicasio was demoted to the minors in June after posting a 5.92 ERA over 14 starts, but he holds a much better 3.78 mark and 15/4 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 frames since returning as a reliever. "I think he's responded well to (the reliever) role," Weiss said. "I think it suits him, in my opinion. To me, going out there and being able to sprint for an inning or two works. He likes to go and attack hitters. With a bullpen role he doesn't have to think about scouting reports as much."
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Juan Nicasio from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nicasio will join the Rockies' bullpen. The right-hander posted an ugly 5.92 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 14 starts (73 innings) with the big league club earlier this season.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 12:52:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nicasio has posted a 5.92 ERA over 14 starts this season and allowed a whopping 25 runs over his last 15 2/3 innings to earn the demotion. It's not clear at this point who will replace him in the Rockies' rotation.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 07:11:00 PM

Juan Nicasio took the loss, allowing seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the D'Backs.

Nicasio's struggles continue, allowing five-plus runs in back-to-back starts. The right-hander allowed 11 hits -- including home runs to Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt -- while walking one and striking out three. Nicasio will take his 4.68 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into next week's home start against the Braves.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Juan Nicasio was tagged for five runs over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Nicasio held the Indians to one run before giving up four runs in his final inning of work. He gave up nine hits (including a two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera) and no walks before being pulled. The outing pulled his ERA back up over 4.00 (to 4.06) on the year. He lines up for a start against the Dodgers next.
Fri, May 30, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Carlos Frias
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson