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Brett Nicholas | Catcher | #6

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/18/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Padres acquired C Brett Nicholas from the Rangers for cash or a player to be named later.
Nicholas was removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster last month and is now headed to another organization. The 29-year-old catcher has hit well in the minors, but his defense has lagged behind. It would take an injury or two for him to get a real shot in San Diego. Apr 6 - 2:12 PM

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Rangers sent C Brett Nicholas outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old could still be considered for the backup catcher job, but the Rangers could look outside the organization before Opening Day.
Mar 13 - 3:08 PM

Rangers designated C Brett Nicholas for assignment.

This move clears a spot on the Rangers' 40-man roster for Tim Lincecum, who was officially signed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday. Nicholas, 29, batted just .238/.262/.397 in 65 plate appearances for Texas last season, but he had been in the running for the backup catcher job this spring.
Mar 7 - 9:39 AM

Making his first start in six days, Brett Nicholas went 2-for-3 with two RBI against the Angels on Friday.

Nicholas should have been called up at least a month before his July 24 promotion, and he should be playing now quite a bit more than he is; he has a very solid bat, but the Rangers haven't treated him as anything other than a backup catcher. He's hitting .310 with two homers and 11 RBI in just 42 at-bats in 54 days with the club.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:34:00 AM

Brett Nicholas went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Nicholas plated Will Middlebrooks with a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, accounting for the only hit that the Rangers would get off of Luis Severino and the only run that they would score in the contest. Nicholas has done a nice job in his limited action, slashing .289/.308/.553 with two homers and nine RBI in 39 plate appearances.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Brett Nicholas went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, his first of the year, in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Nicholas, who has played sparingly since being recalled to back up Robinson Chirinos on July 24, connected for the three-run blast in the second inning. He doubled his hit total with the two-hit night, as he's now 4-for-18 in six games overall. Nicholas will remain a part-time player while Chirinos is healthy.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 01:44:00 AM

Rangers recalled C Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas will provide catching depth with Robinson Chirinos (ankle) banged up. He's hit a robust .311/.353/.469 with seven homers for Round Rock this season.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Rangers prospect Brett Nicholas went 3-for-3 on Wednesday for Triple-A Round Rock.

He also knocked in four runs, if you're into that sort of things. Nicholas has been excellent since coming off the disabled list, and is now hitting .367 for the Express. There's no room at the Inn as far as catchers go, but he has the offensive ability to be a starting backstop. This could be a trade candidate if the Rangers want to get back in the AL West race.
Thu, May 4, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Rangers activated C Brett Nicholas from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas is recovered from knee surgery but isn't needed at the major league level with Jonathan Lucroy and Robinson Chirinos around. There will have to be an injury for him to get a shot.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 04:06:00 PM

Brett Nicholas (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Nicholas had surgery on his left meniscus last month. He'll remain in Round Rock after completing his rehab assignment.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Rangers placed C Brett Nicholas on the 10-day disabled list with a torn left meniscus.

Nicholas had surgery last month. He'll be sidelined until at least May.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Brett Nicholas will undergo surgery Friday for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Nicholas is going to need around a month of rest and rehab before he can resume baseball activities. It's a minor blow to the Rangers' organizational depth chart at catcher, but Nicholas was not in line for an Opening Day roster spot.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Rangers recalled C Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas fared well with the bat in his first go-round in the majors, batting .257/.333/.543 with two homers over 10 games. He'll operate as the third catcher in September.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Rangers optioned C Brett Nicholas to Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas was sporting an impressive .876 OPS with four doubles and two home runs in 10 games for the Rangers, but Texas will go with Bryan Holaday and the newly-acquired Bobby Wilson as its catcher tandem.
Wed, May 4, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Brett Nicholas hit his first major league homer in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Not only that, the longball came off of Dellin Betances. Nicholas has been sharing the catching duties with Bryan Holaday. He has more of a bat than Holaday but is unlikely to have any fantasy value.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 11:00:00 PM

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