Now 28 years of age, Nicolino spent three years in the bigs with the Marlins between 2015 and 2017. He worked to a cumulative 4.65 ERA over 201 1/3 innings while maintaining an off-the-charts-low 3.8 K/9 strikeout rate.
Nicolino has served as minor-league depth over the past two seasons. He endured a particularly rough 2019 season as one of many hurlers that couldn’t keep the ball in the yard at Triple-A. Over 135 1/3 innings in the White Sox and Twins systems, he posted a 6.12 ERA with 6.5 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, and 2.4 HR/9.