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WIL NIEVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this inquisitive young fan (video)

During Thursday’s tilt between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, a young fan got his hands on a foul ball off the bat of Wil Nieves. As the announcers note, the boy who corralled the ball bears a strong resemblance to “Squints” from “The Sandlot,” but it’s the other kid involved in the snagging […] The post Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 19, 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 get Brad Lincoln from Toronto and add Wil Nieves

 The Philadelphia Phillies struggled with both injuries and performance from their pitching staff this past season.  In attempts to improve their staff in 2014, the Phillies added an arm Tuesday night when they traded catcher Erik Kratz to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln. As reported by Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Blue Jays had plenty of depth in their bullpen, which...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 04, 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 Another Catcher- Wil Nieves

Heading into the offseason, catching was a priority. Hence, Carlos Ruiz was re-upped for 3 years. Leaving Erik Kratz and Cameron Rupp in a battle for backup backstop. Nope, not so. Enter Wil Nieves, Amaro's lastest over-the-hill addition to the team.The 36 year old, right-handed hitting catcher has played for 10 seasons with the Padres, Yankess, Nationals, Brewers, Rockies, and...
Via We Should Be GM's
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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