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Juan Nicasio | Relief Pitcher | #12

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday that Juan Nicasio will be stretched out during spring training.
Nicasio will provide rotation insurance in the spring, but he's likely to pitch in middle relief for Pittsburgh in 2016. The 29-year-old is coming off a 3.86 ERA and 65/32 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings with the Dodgers last season. Jan 12 - 11:39 AM

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Pirates signed RHP Juan Nicasio to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Nicasio owned a 3.86 ERA in 58 1/3 innings with the Dodgers last season but struggled with control, walking 32 batters in that span. The Pirates will try to work their magic on the 29-year-old.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 04:44:00 PM

The Pirates are "closing in" on a deal with free agent Juan Nicasio, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Nicasio was non-tendered by the Dodgers earlier this month after posting a 3.86 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 32 walks in 58 1/3 innings in 2015. The Pirates have a way with pitchers, though, so it's a nice buy-low opportunity for the club. Nicasio will likely have a middle relief role in Pittsburgh.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Dodgers non-tendered RHP Juan Nicasio.

Nicasio had a decent 3.86 ERA in 2015, but it came with an ugly 1.56 WHIP and 32 walks in 58 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander was due a raise over $2.3 million in his second offseason of salary arbitration.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:10:00 AM

Juan Nicasio is not on the Dodgers' NLDS roster.

Joel Peralta essentially gets the spot instead. Nicasio got off to a very good start this season, but he surrendered nine runs on 17 hits over his final nine innings.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 15-day disabled list.

Nicasio missed the minimum amount of time with an abdominal strain. He's had a nice first full season as a reliever, posting a 3.06 ERA and 52/22 K/BB ratio in 47 innings.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Juan Nicasio (abdomen) will be activated Tuesday.

Nicasio missed exactly 15 days with an abdominal strain. The 28-year-old has posted a cool 3.06 ERA and 52/22 K/BB ratio in 47 innings this season for Los Angeles and will return Tuesday to a middle relief role.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Juan Nicasio (abdomen) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Nicasio has missed the last week and a half with an abdominal strain. The righty will be eligible to return early next week, although it's unclear whether he might require a rehab assignment first.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 15-day disabled list due to an abdominal strain.

The 28-year-old right-hander has done a surprisingly nice job out of the Dodgers' bullpen this season, posting a 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 52/22 K/BB ratio over 47 innings. Chris Hatcher was activated from the disabled list to take his place in the bullpen.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 07:54:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 08:30:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 08:54:00 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.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 12:26:00 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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 06:17:00 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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 08:42:00 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.
Sat, May 16, 2015 02:03:00 AM

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