WIL NIEVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies Bench Still a Major Concern

Wil Nieves, Cesar Hernandez, Jayson Nix, Tony Gwynn Jr., John Mayberry Jr. It is this group of men that make up the Phillies opening day bench. And it’s an area of concern. Ruben Amaro stated Saturday that the Phillies no longer have a group of starters that can be called upon to play 162 games. Bench players will get many chances to fill in for the likes of Rollins, Utley, andâ...
Via Phillies Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koyie Hill Acquired for No Reason

Carlos Ruiz- starting catcher.  Wil Nieves- MLB backup.  Cameron Rupp- waiting in Triple A.  Lou Marson- released.  Naturally, acquire a 35 year old catcher that can't hit, at all. Ruben Amaro, the mad genius that he is, got Koyie Hill from the Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations (basically, not too damn much).  Over 10 MLB seasons with the Cubs...
Via We Should Be GM's
29 days ago  |  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 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

D-backs' Nieves happy, productive in his role

PHOENIX -- Wil Nieves could not get on the field in June, going 25 days between starts in one stretch. Things have been a little different recently, with Nieves making his fourth straight start Friday while the Diamondbacks remained cautious with Miguel Montero's sore lower back. Nieves, the D-backs' backup catcher, has handled the ins and outs this season with the professionalism...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Nieves and D-backs complete one-year deal

Catcher Wil Nieves and the Arizona Diamondbacks have completed their $800,000, one-year contract. The sides agreed to the deal Wednesday but Nieves needed to pass a physical. The Diamondbacks announced the signing on Thursday. The 35-year-old Nieves, who wasn't tendered a contract by Arizona last week, batted .306 with a home run and three RBIs in 16 games for the D-backs in...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs sign Chavez, Nieves to bolster bench

NASHVILLE While blockbuster rumors swirled, the Diamondbacks tidied up their bench and catching situations Wednesday, signing free agent veterans Eric Chavez and Wil Nieves to fill reserve roles at third base and catcher.Chavez, who would figure to get most of his at-bats against right-handers while spelling Chris Johnson at third, signed a one-year, 3 million contract. He hit 16...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign catcher Wil Nieves

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves and will be Miguel Montero's backup according to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Nieves was designated for assignment and later released by the Rockies last week. Nieves, 34, hit .298/.333/.404 with 1 HR, 5 RBI's and a 87 OPS+ in 51 plate appearances for the Rockies in 2012. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative...
Via PRO Rumors
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

D-Backs claim Nieves from Rockies

Catcher Wil Nieves was claimed by the Arizona off waivers from Colorado before Monday night's game against Pittsburgh. Arizona placed Henry Blanco on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained left thumb. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Blanco was headed back to Phoenix for an MRI to determine whether a ligament was torn. Nieves was designated for assignment by Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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