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Justin Nicolino | Starting Pitcher | #20

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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Marlins optioned LHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.
This is an indication that Adam Conley will get the nod for the fifth starter job. Nicolino posted a 3.86 ERA in three starts and three relief appearances this spring, but there's not much upside here. He owns a 4.52 ERA with just 3.5 K/9 in the majors. Mar 28 - 10:32 AM

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Justin Nicolino hurled five shutout innings in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Cardinals.

He gave up just three hits and a walk while fanning three, lowering his ERA to 3.86 in 16 1/3 innings of Grapefruit League action. Despite his solid body of work this spring the 25-year-old southpaw seems ticketed for Triple-A to begin the year. He registered a 4.99 ERA with only 37 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings for the Marlins in 2016.
Mar 25 - 5:26 PM

Justin Nicolino threw three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Marlins' 6-2 win over the Mets.

The Marlins used three of their rotation fallbacks for three innings each today, with Nicolino and Stephen Fife (0 R, 2 H) outperforming Dillon Peters (2 R, 3 H, 2 BB versus minor leaguers in the seventh, eighth and ninth). All three figure to open 2017 in the Triple-A rotation.
Mar 15 - 4:54 PM

Justin Nicolino retired just one of the seven Twins he faced and was charged with five runs -- four earned -- in his appearance Monday.

The Marlins made it pretty clear how little faith they had in Nicolino when they added Edinson Volquez, Dan Straily and Jeff Locke over the winter. His ticket back to Triple-A has already been punched, and he'll get demoted even earlier than expected if he can't do better than this next time out.
Feb 27 - 4:49 PM

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

Nicolino has a 5.48 ERA in 70 2/3 innings with the Marlins this season. He's not fantasy relevant.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:31:00 PM

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

Nicolino yielded three runs on eight hits over six innings Sunday in a loss to the lowly Padres. He has a 5.48 ERA in 70 2/3 innings this season with Miami.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Justin Nicolino turned in a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Padres, yielding three runs on eight hits over six innings.

Filling in for Andrew Cashner (blister), Nicolino walked one and failed to strike out a batter over his six innings of work. He kept the scoreboard clean and clear of runs until the fourth inning, when Ryan Schimpf burned him for an RBI triple and Luis Sardinas an RBI double. In 13 starts covering 70 2/3 innings, the 24-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 5.48 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 30/17 K/BB ratio. If Cashner can't make his next turn in the rotation, Nicolino would likely start in his place once more.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:34:00 PM

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

He's starting Sunday against the Padres in place of Andrew Cashner (blister). Depending on how Cashner recovers from his blister, it's possible Nicolino will be needed for more than one start.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 08:26:00 AM

The Marlins will call up left-hander Justin Nicolino to start Sunday against the Padres.

He'll start in place of Andrew Cashner, who was scratched due to a blister. Nicolino owns a rough 5.57 ERA over 12 starts with the Marlins this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:43:00 PM

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

The Marlins don't need a fifth starter for a while, so Nicolino will get some work in at New Orleans. He could be back when the No. 5 spot comes up, although the Marlins are reportedly on the lookout for rotation help.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 02:20:00 PM

Justin Nicolino yielded four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Nicolino was handed an early 3-0 lead, but he squandered it, eventually giving up a go-ahead homer to Chase d’Arnaud in the fifth. The southpaw struck out just one batter and hasn’t completed six innings in a start since way back on May 8. With a 5.34 ERA and his inability to miss bats, he’s not a fantasy option.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 12:10:00 AM

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

He'll start on Friday versus the Braves. Nicolino holds a 5.17 ERA over 10 starts this season and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 04:06:00 PM

The Marlins will recall Justin Nicolino to start on Friday against the Braves.

The Marlins swapped Nicolino out for Paul Clemens earlier this month, but Clemens was lost on waivers so Nicolino will get another shot. The soft-tossing lefty holds a 5.17 ERA over 10 starts this season.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 11:27:00 AM

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

Nicolino has posted a 5.17 ERA over 10 starts for the Marlins this season. Paul Clemens has assumed his spot on the roster and will presumably take his rotation spot, as well.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Justin Nicolino struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Nicolino managed just three strikeouts on the afternoon and surrendered runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings. The 24-year-old southpaw will carry a rough 5.17 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into a home start against the Rockies next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 07:22:00 PM

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