Juan Nicasio RP PIT 1 month ago

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Nicasio will be stretched out during spring training, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Juan Nicasio RP PIT 2 months ago

Nicasio agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the Pirates on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Juan Nicasio RP PIT 2 months ago

Nicasio was non-tendered by the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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Juan Nicasio RP PIT 7 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 RP PIT 7 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 RP PIT 8 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 RP PIT 8 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 RP PIT 8 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 RP PIT 8 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 RP PIT 8 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.