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.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 07:18:22 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves is not in the lineup Sunday, June 8.
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.