Wil Nieves Elects Free Agency

FRIDAY: Nieves has cleared waivers and rejected an assignment to the minors, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post.  Nieves is eligible for free agency on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY: The Rockies announced that they designated catcher Wil Nieves for assignment after reinstating him from the 15-day disabled list (Twitter link). Nieves appeared in 16 games for the Rockies this year, but has been sidelined since July 8th with turf toe. 

The 34-year-old posted a .298/.333/.404 batting line in 51 plate appearances this year. The nine-year MLB veteran has a career line of .226/.272/.296 that is likely more indicative of his abilities on offense.


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6 Comments on "Wil Nieves Elects Free Agency"


FS54
3 years 26 days ago

WOW no one cares about Wil Nieves? Wonder if Nats would be interested.

RichardPapen00
3 years 26 days ago

As a Nat’s fan, I wouldn’t mind if they picked him up. Flores is getting busted up back there and the whole lot of back-ups filling in for Ramos hasn’t caught anyone stealing in what seems like forever…

WolandJR
3 years 26 days ago

WHO?!?! Wil Nieves.

HalfSt
3 years 26 days ago

Exactly. Other teams won’t know. What other teams ever featured Wil in a commercial.

3 years 26 days ago

The Brewers

HalfSt
3 years 26 days ago

Come home Wil. We still love you in DC. I think that is almost guaranteed.