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Justin Nicolino | Starting Pitcher | #70

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / TOR
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Reds sent LHP Justin Nicolino outright to Triple-A Louisville.
The Reds were able to get Nicolino through waivers and off the 40-man roster after claiming him from the Marlins over the weekend. The 26-year-old owns a 4.65 ERA over 50 appearances (including 33 starts) in the majors and will provide rotation depth in Triple-A. Mar 27 - 1:44 PM

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Reds claimed LHP Justin Nicolino off waivers from the Marlins.

Nicolino had allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on 12 hits and seven walks over 10 1/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. The left-hander also struggled during the 2017 regular season, posting a 5.06 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 48 innings with Miami. And yet he could still see a good amount of action in Cincinnati, either as a starter or long reliever.
Mar 25 - 2:32 PM

Justin Nicolino surrendered two runs in two innings Wednesday in his start versus the Astros.

Nicolino had a 5.23 ERA in eight starts last year before finishing out the season as a reliever. If he's going to last in the majors, it figures to be as a middle man; he's just too hittable for the rotation.
Mar 7 - 4:50 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:47:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 12:55:00 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.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 11:58:00 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.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 04:39:00 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.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 04:22:00 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.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 12:22:00 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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 04:36:00 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.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 07:16:00 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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 12:31:00 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.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 02:40:00 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.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 09:52:00 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.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 03:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Curt Casali
3Juan Graterol
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jose Peraza
2Blake Trahan
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Alex Blandino
LF1Scott Schebler
CF1Billy Hamilton
RF1Jesse Winker
2Phillip Ervin
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PosRoleName
S1Luis Castillo
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Homer Bailey
4Tyler Mahle
5Cody Reed
6Sal Romano
7Robert Stephenson
8Lucas Sims
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Jared Hughes
3David Hernandez
4Amir Garrett
5Michael Lorenzen
6Jackson Stephens
7Wandy Peralta
8Matt Wisler
9Keury Mella
10Jesus Reyes
11Jimmy Herget