Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:38:20 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves is receiving a one-year deal worth $1.125 million, and he can make an extra $500,000 in performance bonuses.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:35:57 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies will sign free-agent C Wil Nieves (Diamondbacks) to an undisclosed deal.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:41:16 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Wil Nieves has stepped up while regular C Miguel Montero (back) is on the disabled list. He's batted .348 with a home run in 135 at-bats this season, although his BABIP is .411. Nieves, 35, credits acceptance in the last couple of years of his role as a backup as well as an improved routine, focused on mechanics rather than hitting for distance, in batting practice as prime reasons for his career year at the dish.
Fantasy Tip: Nieves has hit well this month as a regular, too, so there may be something to his improvements as a hitter. He could be of use as a second catcher in deep leagues, even mixed ones, while Montero is out. But fantasy owners shouldn't go heavily in pursuit of him.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:00:19 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed C Miguel Montero (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain Thursday, Aug. 1, and optioned RP Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno. Montero's DL placement is retroactive to July 29. Also, SP Zeke Spruill and C Tuffy Gosewisch were recalled from Triple-A Reno.
Fantasy Tip: Montero's disappointing season continues. We wouldn't blame you for dropping him in shallow leagues in search of a better backstop. Perhaps Jason Castro? Wil Nieves runs into the main catching duties, and he'll be backed up by Gosewisch.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:35:25 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (back) is out of the lineup for the fourth straight day Friday, July 26, and C Wil Nieves is replacing him behind the plate. Montero is dealing with back inflammation.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:59:27 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero, 2B Aaron Hill and OF Gerardo Parra are being given the day off Wednesday, July 24. Parra has only two hits in his last 34 at-bats going back to July 8, Hill is 4-for-30 in his last eight games and Montero is hitting .224 in July. 3B Eric Chavez and C Wil Nieves are receiving starts.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:51:17 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks C Rod Barajas' minor league deal will be worth $800,000 if he makes the major league roster. C Wil Nieves will also make $800,000 if he makes the team, but it's not fully guaranteed. If the team cuts ties with Nieves before opening day, they'll owe him $200,000.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:34:31 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent C Rod Barajas (Pirates) to a minor league deal Friday, Feb. 8. He'll likely compete with C Wil Nieves for the backup job.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:24:15 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks re-signed C Wil Nieves to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 10:42:04 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks non-tendered C Wil Nieves Friday, Nov. 30, making him an immediate free agent.