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WIL NIEVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Wil Nieves tweaks quad

The Philadelphia Phillies scored seven runs in the first two innings on Wednesday and hammered the Braves by the score of 10-5. The win finished off a sweep of the Braves and improved the Phillies to 32-38, five games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The Phillies pounded out 18 hits and had six players with at least two hits, despite playing without...
Via MLB Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett, Nieves click again in Phillies' win

There could be another exclusive pitcher-catcher duo for the Phillies. Remember the Steve Carlton-Tim McCarver combination so prevalent and productive? Now, there could be another pitcher-catcher combo to work exclusively. The duo of pitcher A. J. Burnett and catcher Wil Nieves is slowly yielding dividends, and the rewards were evident Sunday. That’s when Burnett shut down Arizona...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 28, 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 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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