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Justin Nicolino | Relief Pitcher | #20

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Nicolino was shredded for six runs in 2 1/3 innings during a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
He was knocked from the game during a five-run third inning meltdown capped by a three-run homer hit by rookie Rhys Hoskins. All told, Nicolino surrendered eight knocks, issued two walks and struck out two batters in the loss. He falls to 2-2 with a 5.45 ERA in nine games (eight starts). He has a very poor 19:14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 innings. Aug 23 - 10:47 PM

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Justin Nicolino fired five innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win over the Mets on Friday.

Nicolino struck out one and walked none in the victory. The lone run scored on an RBI single from Wilmer Flores in the third inning. The southpaw has won back-to-back starts while allowing just one earned run in each of them, but he simply doesn’t miss enough bats to be fantasy relevant.
Aug 19 - 12:55 AM

Justin Nicolino allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings to earn his first win of the season Saturday against the Rockies.

It wasn't pretty, as Nicolino gave up six hits and walked four, rarely working with the basepaths empty, but he made pitches when he had to and limited the damage. He's made seven appearances, including six starts, on the year, going 1-1 with a 4.56 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. Saturday's was his first start since June 28. The southpaw will next face the Mets in New York on Friday.
Aug 12 - 11:58 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans.

It's getting to be do-or-die time for Nicolino, who is 8-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 30 starts and six relief appearances for the Marlins over the last three seasons. He'll make his return to the rotation Saturday against the Rockies.
Aug 11 - 4:39 PM

Justin Nicolino is scheduled to be called up to start Saturday's game against the Rockies.

The Marlins needed another starter after Chris O'Grady got hurt. Nicolino's star has fallen with the Marlins this season, as he's pitched just 20 1/3 innings and given up 16 runs (12 earned) over the course of five starts and one relief appearance.
Aug 11 - 4:22 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.

He's being sent out to make room in the rotation for Tom Koehler who will return to the rotation on Saturday. Nicolino posted a 5.31 ERA and 1.82 WHIP across 20 1/3 innings with the big league club.
Jul 1 - 12:22 AM

Justin Nicolino is being moved from the rotation to the bullpen.

In five starts this season, Nicolino had been pitching to a 4.95 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. Those numbers are poor enough, but just as concerning for the Marlins, he had managed just 20 combined innings in those five outings. With Nicolino shifting to the bullpen, the Marlins will need a new starter for Saturday's game against the Brewers. Tom Koehler is one potential option on that front.
Jun 28 - 4:36 PM

Justin Nicolino gave up three runs -- two earned -- in four innings against the Cubs on Saturday.

He surrendered seven base hits and struck out four batters without issuing a base-on-balls and did not earn a decision in the ballgame. He was making his second start after returning from a disabled list stint with a blood blister. The team seems to be babying him a bit in the hope the problem doesn't recur. He threw three innings in his last start and now just four frames on 64 pitches in this one. He has a 4.95 ERA and woeful 1.70 WHIP in five starts on the season.
Jun 24 - 7:16 PM

Justin Nicolino lasted three innings and gave up six runs -- three earned -- Monday versus the Nationals.

Nicolino's own error led to the unearned runs. Nicolino was making his first start since returning from the DL and fourth overall. He was off to a really strong beginning before getting hurt May 30, but just one of his other three starts has ended well. His hold on a rotation spot is pretty tenuous.
Jun 20 - 12:31 AM

Marlins activated LHP Justin Nicolino from the 10-day disabled list.

Nicolino will return to the Marlins' rotation Monday night against the Braves after missing two weeks with a blood blister on his left index finger. The 25-year-old left-hander allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings in his one rehab start with High-A Jupiter.
Jun 19 - 2:40 PM

Justin Nicolino (finger) allowed two earned runs over six innings Tuesday in his rehab debut with High-A Jupiter.

Nicolino struck out one, walked none, and scattered seven hits. He is expected to rejoin the Marlins' rotation this weekend in Atlanta after missing two weeks with a blood blister on his left index finger. The 25-year-old southpaw owns a 4.15 ERA in three starts with Miami this season.
Jun 13 - 9:52 PM

Justin Nicolino (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday.

It's unclear whether he'll need any additional rehab starts. Nicolino isn't a given to be re-added to the Marlins' rotation once he's deemed ready.
Jun 13 - 3:37 PM

Marlins placed LHP Justin Nicolino on the 10-day disabled list with a left index finger contusion.

Nicolino suffered a blood blister on his left index finger Tuesday while laying down a bunt. He should only have to miss one turn in the Marlins' rotation. Jeff Locke (biceps) has been activated in a corresponding roster move and will make his season debut Thursday night against the Diamondbacks.
Jun 1 - 2:53 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Justin Nicolino will likely be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blood blister on his left index finger.

Nicolino got pinched on an ill-advised bases-loaded bunt attempt Tuesday night and had to leave his start against the Phillies after three scoreless, no-hit innings. The blood blister probably won't be fully healed by his next turn, so the Marlins need to add another starter. Look for something more official before Thursday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.
May 31 - 11:54 AM

Justin Nicolino (finger) expects to take his next turn in the Marlins' rotation.

Nicolino suffered a blood blister on his left index finger Tuesday while trying to bunt in the bottom of the third inning and he was replaced on the mound to open the top of the fourth. "We’re going to take it day by day," the left-hander said after the game. "For me, I feel fine." Nicolino had thrown three innings of scoreless, no-hit ball against the Phillies before exiting on Tuesday. He holds a 4.15 ERA in 13 innings (three starts) this season for Miami.
May 31 - 8:55 AM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Chad Wallach
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Starlin Castro
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Brian Anderson
LF1Martin Prado
CF1Christian Yelich
2Braxton Lee
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Justin Nicolino
5Dillon Peters
6Chris O'Grady
7Caleb Smith
8Merandy Gonzalez
9Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Wei-Yin Chen
10Miguel Del Pozo
11Drew Rucinski
12Brett Graves
13Alex Wimmers