Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:18:57 -0700
San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is receiving the day off Thursday, April 23. C Wil Nieves is starting behind the plate and hitting eighth in the batting order against Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles.
Fantasy Tip: Nieves ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a dice roll at FantasyScore as a low-end catching option Thursday, even at hitter-friendly Coors Field. His one hit in seven at-bats this year was a grand slam.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:05:26 -0700
San Diego Padres C Wil Nieves will be the starting catcher against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 12.
Fantasy Tip: While Nieves ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) handles the bat fine enough (.285 batting average since 2012), FantasyScore players should aim higher Sunday. Opposing pitcher Jake Peavy fared well after returning to the National League last season (2.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP), and Nieves will likely bat eighth in the order.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:46:40 -0800
San Diego Padres C Wil Nieves will receive $850,000 if he makes the major league roster out of spring training.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:06:11 -0800
Free-agent C Wil Nieves (Phillies) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the San Diego Padres Monday, Feb. 2. He could push for the backup catching job.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:20:48 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves will start behind the plate against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, Sept. 20, in place of C Carlos Ruiz (shoulder).
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:29:56 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated C Wil Nieves (quadriceps) and SS Reid Brignac (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:50:46 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves (quadriceps) is scheduled to play in rehab games until Tuesday, July 8, or Wednesday, July 9. Nieves is improving but is still not able to run at full speed.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:53:12 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves (quadriceps) will start a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Phillies Thursday, July 3. He will catch half of a game Thursday, and could catch a full game Friday, July 4.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:04:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves (quadriceps) said he felt a "little pop" in his right quadriceps Wednesday, June 18, against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning. He will be re-evaluated Thursday, June 19, and a trip to the 15-day disabled list hasn't been ruled out.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:12:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves (quadriceps) is hoping to avoid a disabled list stint after suffering a right quadriceps injury Wednesday, June 18.