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WIL NIEVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves release veteran catcher Wil Nieves

After being designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres in May, Wil Nieves inked a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Nieves, 37, has been serving as a catcher for the Braves Triple-A affiliate but was hitting just .238/.324/.286 and now finds himself again looking for a job. This could very well be the end of the line for Nieves who never produced much during his...
Via Tireball.com
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 2/3/15

Padres Add Catching Depth According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres have signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Nieves was drafted by the Padres in the 47th round of the 1995 amateur draft and made his debut with the team in 2002. As Brock mentions, “Don’t be surprised if he pushes for a backup job....
Via Friarhood
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres sign veteran catcher Nieves to minor league contract

  The San Diego Padres have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 37-year-old Nieves originally signed with the Padres after they took him in the 47th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Nieves played in 28 games with the Padres in 2002 before being released. He's also played for the New York Yankees, Washington, Milwaukee,...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wil Nieves Signs Minor League Deal with San Diego Padres

View image | gettyimages.com According to U-T San Diego's Dennis Lin, catcher Wil Nieves, who appeared in 36 games with the Phillies throughout the 2014 season, has signed with the San Diego Padres to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Lin adds that Nieves, 37, will...
Via Philliedelphia
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-Sign or Release: Wil Nieves

Photo: USA Today The Phillies currently have 12 players on their 40-man roster “in flux”. There are four outright free agents, six arbitration eligible players, and a pair of players with options. We will review each of the 12 players starting today, reviewing the case to either re-sign the player, the case to release the player, and the final verdict of what the Phillies should...
Via Phillies Nation
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gwynn returns, Nieves to DL

Following the death of his father, Tony Gwynn Jr. has returned to the Phillies roster after being placed on the bereavement list on June 16. Tony Sr. died following a lengthy bout with cancer last week at age 52. Gwynn Jr., 31, is hitting just .155 this year in 101 plate appearances. He’ll take the roster spot of catcher Wil Nieves, who blew a tire running the bases on June 18...
Via Phillies Nation
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies C Wil Nieves is on Tinder and looking to ‘have a good time’

I hate to put a guy on blast when he’s just looking for some love, but this was too good to pass up. Our friend Elika Sadeghi tweeted a screenshot of a Tinder profile she says she came across on Tuesday night, and it happened to belong to none other than Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wil […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies sign catcher Will Nieves to 1-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a $1,125,000, one-year contract. Nieves played in 71 games last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and batted .297 with one home run and 22 RBIs. He hit .302 with runners in scoring position. Over the last two years, he hit .299 in 103 games. Nieves is a career .242 hitter, with eight home runs and 103 RBIs in 385 games...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Catcher Nieves

Wil Nieves is headed to the phillies. solid backup catcher type. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 4, 2013 The Phillies have answered the Marlins signing of Jarrod Saltalamacchia by signing… back-up catcher Will Nieves. There is no news yet as to whether or not Nieves deal is a Major League deal. Nieves will turn 37 in September 2014 and has a career triple slash line of...
Via Phillies Nation
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Add Catcher Wil Nieves To Back Up Carlos Ruiz

What a busy 24 hours it has been in Major League Baseball. With free agent signings and trades, this was a busier day than last year's trade deadline. Like last year's trade deadline, it appeared that the Phillies were destined to do nothing. But alas, they have. According to Jon...
Via Philliedelphia
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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