Juan Nicasio SP COL 1 Month

Rockies optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nicasio has posted a 5.92 ERA over 14 starts this season and allowed a whopping 25 runs over his last 15 2/3 innings to earn the demotion. It's not clear at this point who will replace him in the Rockies' rotation.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 2 Months

Juan Nicasio took the loss, allowing seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the D'Backs.

Nicasio's struggles continue, allowing five-plus runs in back-to-back starts. The right-hander allowed 11 hits -- including home runs to Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt -- while walking one and striking out three. Nicasio will take his 4.68 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into next week's home start against the Braves.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 2 Months

Juan Nicasio was tagged for five runs over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Nicasio held the Indians to one run before giving up four runs in his final inning of work. He gave up nine hits (including a two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera) and no walks before being pulled. The outing pulled his ERA back up over 4.00 (to 4.06) on the year. He lines up for a start against the Dodgers next.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 2 Months

Juan Nicasio earned the no-decision, allowing four runs in six innings as the Rockies defeated the Padres 8-6 in ten innings on Sunday.

Nicasio allowed nine hits, including two home runs to Seth Smith and Rene Rivera, while walking one and striking out two. It's the fourth consecutive start in which Nicasio has registered three or fewer strikeouts, which is concerning. Overall, he has a 4.03 ERA with a 32/15 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings. Nicasio will face the Braves on the road in his next start.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 3 Months

Juan Nicasio improved to 3-1 with seven shutout innings against the Mets on Thursday as the Rockies went on to win 7-4.

Nicasio has been very inconsistent to start the season, entering Thursday's start with a 5.27 ERA. But he was brilliant against the Mets, holding them scoreless on three hits and a walk while striking out two. His ERA is now down to 4.19. Nicasio has shown flashes of brilliance at times in recent years but has simply been far too unreliable due to his spotty command. Nicasio will face the Rangers at home in his next outing.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 3 Months

Juan Nicasio took his first loss of the year after giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Nicasio has been bitten by the home run bug in his last two outings, surrendering two bombs each time. He still has a nice 24/7 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings for the season, so his rotation spot shouldn't be in jeopardy. There just isn't much reason to own him in NL-only leagues.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 3 Months

Juan Nicasio allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.

Nicasio served up home runs to Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard among his seven hits allowed. He's alternated good and bad starts thus far, owning a 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through four starts. He'll face another tough test Saturday against the Dodgers.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 3 Months

Juan Nicasio surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

Nicasio struck out six in each of his first two outings and fell off to three tonight, but everything else was encouraging. He issued only one free pass. The right-hander has sandwiched two quality starts around last week's rough outing against the White Sox. Add it all up and he's 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through three outings. He'll face off against the Phillies at home on Sunday.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 4 Months

Juan Nicasio didn't allow a hit in five shutout innings in Tuesday's start against the White Sox.

Nicasio did walk one batter while striking out seven in a very impressive outing. His Cactus League ERA descends to 2.86. The Rockies are hoping his strong spring translates to a strong regular season.

Juan Nicasio SP COL 4 Months

Juan Nicasio allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings during Thursday's start against the Brewers.

Nicasio allowed three hits, all doubles, while walking three and striking out three. He has now had back-to-back shaky outings. Considering his prior body of work, with a career 4.92 ERA over 55 starts, it's best to proceed with caution with Nicasio. He'll be the Rockies' #4 starter when the season begins.