Juan Nicasio P LAD 2 months ago

Updating a previous report, manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that he doesn't want to use Nicasio to start Monday in place of Carlos Frias (back), MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Nicasio certainly made sense as a potential replacement option, but the Dodgers seemingly want to keep him available out of the bullpen Sunday afternoon. If Mattingly sticks to his word, the team will call up a yet-to-be-named pitcher from the minors to take the mound. The team also dismissed the idea of using Brandon Beachy (elbow), who is said to need more time in the minors before joining the big league club.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 2 months ago

Nicasio is a likely candidate to fill in for Carlos Frias (back) on Monday against the Phillies, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Nicasio already has one start under his belt this season, and owns a formidable 2.18 ERA over 33 innings. With Frias landing on the disabled list, he'll potentially serve as a short-term solution, but would likely return to long relief afterwards.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 2 months ago

Nicasio (finger) throw a scoreless inning in Sunday's victory over the Padres.

Nicasio was sidelined since last Wednesday due to a cracked fingernail, but it appears he is good to go moving forward. Nicasio has been stellar this season, giving up just 22 hits and six earned runs over 26 innings (2.08 ERA) while striking out 29 batters.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio out his cracked fingernail Friday, throwing in the outfield prior to the game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Nicasio exited Wednesday's game due to the cracked fingernail, leaving his status unclear for Friday's game, but it sounds as though the injury may not be serious. Regardless, Nicasio sees very few save opportunities, leaving his fantasy impact minimal in most formats.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio left Wednesday's game with a cracked nail on his middle finger, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Despite giving a diagnosis for Nicasio, the Dodgers have not released a timetable for his return. This does not seem like a major injury, but he could potentially miss a few games for the Dodgers.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio left Wednesday's game with an unspecified injury.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register believes it was a hand/finger injury on his pitching hand. Nicasio faced three batters in Wednesday's game but recorded just one out. Once the Dodgers release an official diagnosis, his status for the next few games will become clearer.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio started Game 1 of the Dodgers' doubleheader against the Rockies on Tuesday and gave up one run on three hits with one strikeout in two innings.

This amounted to a bullpen game for the Dodgers and Nicasio was pulled after needing 41 pitches (28 strikes) to get through two frames. Look for Nicasio to go back to working out of the Dodgers' bullpen going forward.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

While Nicasio has done excellent work out of the Los Angeles bullpen this year -- 28 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA in 21 innings -- starting is another story, especially in Coors Field. Sure, he's got some familiarity with his old stomping grounds, but Nicasio isn't a recommended fantasy spot starter Tuesday.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio preserved a 6-4 Dodgers lead in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Rockies to earn his first career save.

After Adam Liberatore allowed back-to-back one-out singles to put the tying run on base, Nicasio whiffed former teammates Nolan Arenado and Wilin Rosario to extinguish the threat. The 28-year-old has adapted well to bullpen role this season with an excellent 1.02 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 17.2 innings, and should continue to see usage in high-leverage situations. However, with Kenley Jansen returning from the disabled list Friday, Nicasio probably doesn't have much of a shot at seeing regular save chances.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 4 months ago

Nicasio threw a scoreless ninth inning to finish off the Dodgers' 7-0 win over the Rockies on Sunday. In a six-game homestand, the Dodgers' bullpen allowed one run over 20.1 innings, the Orange County Register reports.

Nicasio allowed that one run earlier in the week, but he's been decent, with a 1.59 ERA, albeit a 1.41 WHIP. He's not in line for any saves, at least none of the traditional sense.