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|Last 10 Games|
Braves sign veteran catcher Wil Nieves to minors deal
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/13/15) The Braves have reportedly signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves to a minor league contract, according to MLB.com. Nieves elected free agency after he was designated for assignment by the Padres earlier this month. He had one hit (a home run) in 13 at-bats before being let go.
Nieves will provide the Braves with catching depth. Currently, veteran A.J. Pierzynski and rookie Christian Bethancourt have been sharing time behind the plate for manager Fredi Gonzalez. The two have combined to hit .254 with three home runs so far, with Bethancourt really struggling offensively (he has just nine hits in 52 at-bats).
Padres catcher Wil Nieves opts for free agency
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/11/15) Padres catcher Wil Nieves has cleared waivers outright and opted for free agency, according to MLB.com.
Nieves, who was designated for assignment when the team called up prospect Austin Hedges, hit just .077 with four RBI in 13 at-bats this season for San Diego.
Padres officially call up Austin Hedges, DFA Wil Nieves
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) The Padres have officially called up catching prospect Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso and designated catcher Wil Nieves for assignment, the team announced Monday.
Hedges hit .343 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 67 at-bats in Triple-A. He has spent the first four-plus seasons of his career in the Padres' farm system and is considered the No. 4 prospect in the organization, according to Baseball America.
Manager Bud Black said Monday Hedges will make a start during their series against San Francisco.
Nieves was hitting just .077 with one home run and four RBI in 13 at-bats this season.
Derek Norris out of Padres lineup on Saturday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at the Cubs.
Norris is replaced in the lineup by Wil Nieves, who will catch and bat eighth in his second game of the 2015 season.
Padres' Wil Nieves hits grand slam in win over Giants
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Padres catcher Wil Nieves hit a grand slam in Sunday afternoon's 6-4 victory over the Giants.
Nieves took a 1-1 pitch off of Jake Peavy over the left field wall in the fourth inning. It was Nieves' first home run of the season. He scored Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Will Middlebrooks.
That was Nieves' lone hit of the game as he went 1 for 4 with a strikeout.
"I was excited," Nieves said, via MLB.com. "I know my No. 1 job when I'm catching is to call a good game, and anything I can do with the bat is a plus. Peavy made a mistake and I put a good swing on it, and thankfully it went out of the ballpark."
Nieves is now batting .250 for the season.
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