Juan Nicasio P LAD 9 hours 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 2 months ago

Nicasio has allowed four runs on nine hits over five innings as he looks to fill a long-reliever role in the LA bullpen.

One report had 16 pitchers still competing for seven bullpen, so Nicasio will need to show some improvement to make the Opening Day roster.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 3 months ago

Nicasio is expected to be a "multi-innings" reliever according to manager Don Mattingly, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

It's the role Jamey Wright filled a year ago, so don't expect Nicasio to see any save opportunities.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 4 months ago

Nicasio allowed just one run in 9.2 September innings for the Rockies and could potentially fill the swingman role that Jamey Wright held in 2014, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.The Dodgers appear to be hoping Nicasio is yet another failed starter turned solid reliever type story. His role, if any, will be determined in Arizona.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 4 months ago

Nicasio agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Nicasio's final season with the Rockies was nothing short of a disaster, as he posted a 5.38 ERA (5.45 FIP), 1.47 WHIP and 63:31 K:BB in 33 appearances (14 starts). The move to Dodger Stadium should help Nicasio's issues with the long ball (18.3% HR/FB last season, 12.6% for career), but the results will have to be a lot better for him to maintain a spot at the back of the rotation.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 6 months ago

Nicasio was traded to the Dodgers on Monday for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Nicasio struggled over the span off 93.2 innings with the Rockies last season to the tune of a 5.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 2014. Part of the poor numbers can be attributed to his home park being Coors Field, but his numbers on the road (4.78 ERA, 1.62 WHIP) weren't that much better. It's unclear what role the Dodgers have in mind for Nicasio, but he could fight for a spot in the back end of the rotation or in the bullpen.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 6 months ago

Nicasio was designated for assignment Thursday.

Nicasio owns an unsightly 5.03 ERA over 88 big league appearances, so the Rockies decided to remove him from the 40-man roster. His next step will be based on whether or not he clears waivers.

Juan Nicasio P LAD 8 months ago

The Rockies will decide over the winter whether or not Nicasio will remain with the team as a starter or a reliever in 2015, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

The first order of business for the Rockies will be in determining if they even want to tender Nicasio a contract in the offseason, as the organization's patience with the right-hander has perhaps worn thin due the lack of development up to this point in his career. Should they decide to keep Nicasio in the fold, the numbers would seem to argue that the bullpen would be a better fit for him, given his better numbers since moving to relief in the second half. Over his 16.2 innings out of the bullpen this season, Nicasio has posted a 3.75 K/BB ratio, nearly double the figure he posted over 73 frames as a starter.