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Brett Nicholas | Catcher | #6

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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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. May 4 - 2:41 PM

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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.
Apr 28 - 4:06 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.
Apr 23 - 12:53 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.
Apr 2 - 12:40 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.
Mar 9 - 10:45 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

Rangers purchased the contract of C Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll serve as the backup catcher to Bryan Holaday while Robinson Chirinos (forearm) is out. Nicholas batted .268/.314/.412 with 12 homers at Round Rock last season.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 02:11:00 PM

Rangers re-assigned C Brett Nicholas to minor league camp.

Nicholas certainly made a strong impression with his bat this spring, hitting .438 (7-for-16) with two homers and five RBI in his limited action in big league games. He's slated to begin the season at Triple-A Round Rock and could get a chance with the big league club should injury strike during the upcoming season.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Rangers prospect Brett Nicholas was named the MVP of Saturday's Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League after swatting a pair of home runs in the West squad's 9-2 victory over the East.

The 25-year-old became the first player in the eight year history of the game to hit multiple home runs, a feat that was replicated later in the game by Mariners prospect Stefan Romero. Upon completion of the Arizona Fall League, Nicholas plans to head to the Dominican Winter League where he'll catch full-time in an attempt to increase his versatility.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez