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21 Wil Nieves C
Height/Weight: 5-11/190 | Birthdate: 9/25/1977 | Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $800,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 965.00
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Cliff Lee's activation off DL among Phillies roster moves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Phillies made a slew of roster moves before Monday's game against the Giants, which included activating starting pitcher Cliff Lee (elbow) off the 60-day disabled list.

The Phillies also activated infielder Reid Brignac (ankle) and catcher Wil Nieves (quadriceps) from the 15-day disabled list.

Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was designated for assignment, while infielder Cesar Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Catcher Koyie Hill was outrighted off the roster.


Wil Nieves still not running at full speed on rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Phillies catcher Wil Nieves will stay on his rehab assignment in rookie league through Tuesday or Wednesday, according to MLB.com, as he continues to work his way back from a strained right quad.

Nieves has been playing in rehab games for the last few days, including, catching, but he has not been able to run at full speed yet. Nieves was eligible to come off the DL Friday, but will not return until at least next week now. 


Wil Nieves catching in GCL games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Phillies catcher Wil Nieves is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, but is unlikely to come back just then.

According to MLB.com, Nieves will catch half a game for the Gulf Coast League affiliate Thursday, and could catch an entire game Friday. Whether he will be activated from the DL after is not yet known. 


Wil Nieves begins rehab program in Florida


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Phillies catcher Wil Nieves traveled to Florida to begin a rehab program at the team's spring training complex Thursday, according to MLB.com. Nieves is working his way back from a strained right quad. 

Phillies make a pair of roster moves Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) The Phillies announced catcher Wil Nieves was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a right quadriceps strain. Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was reinstated from the restricted list to take his roster spot.

Wil Nieves available off bench


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Phillies backup catcher Wil Nieves was available off the bench beginning Thursday, manager Ryne Sandberg told MLB.com Friday. Nieves left Wednesday's game with leg cramping. 

Wil Nieves out of the lineup Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Phillies catcher Wil Nieves was out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, as he continues to recover from a leg injury. Nieves was removed from the team's game late Wednesday as a result of the injury, and remains day to day moving forward.  

Wil Nieves exits game Wednesday with leg injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Phillies catcher Wil Nieves was removed from Wednesday's game after feeling a pop in his right quadriceps, MLB.com reports.

"Feeling the hamstring cramping, I think it's just hydration," Nieves said. "I'll drink some water and get a couple of anti-inflammatories, and hopefully it'll be fine."

Nieves hopes to avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but the team will know more about the nature of his injury Thursday. After going 3 for 6 with two doubles Wednesday, Nieves has hit .259/.273/.407 with one home run and four RBI in 54 at-bats.


Wil Nieves finally belts first home run of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Phillies catcher Wil Nieves finally put one over the fences on Sunday against the Reds.

Nieves took Tony Cingrani deep in the second inning for a solo shot, his first home run of the season. He added a single and finished 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI in an 8-3 victory. He is hitting .333 with four RBI in 30 at-bats.

Wil Nieves deal becomes official


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) The Phillies finalized their one-year deal with catcher Wil Nieves Thursday. Nieves will have a $1.125 million base salary with the potential to earn $500,000 more.

Nieves was the backup to Miguel Montero in Arizona last year, but he fared well as a fill-in starter when Montero was sidelined in July and August. He'll back up Carlos Ruiz in Philadelphia.


Heyman: Wil Nieves to sign with Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Free agent catcher Wil Nieves will sign with the Phillies, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports on Tuesday. Nieves batted .297 with one home run and 22 RBI last season for the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks file for free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez, catcher Wil Nieves and utility player Willie Bloomquist have declared free agency.

Of them, Chavez played the biggest role in 2013, hitting nine homers in 228 at-bats, but he may be expendable with the emergence of 22-year-old Matt Davidson.


Wil Nieves hits first home run of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Wil Nieves connected on his first home run of the season in his team's 7-6 win over the Orioles Monday night. It was the only hit in four at-bats for Nieves.

Nieves, who has hit .354/.373/.433 in 127 at-bats, will continue to fill in at catcher until Miguel Montero returns.


Wil Nieves catches 15 innings in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2013) Diamondbacks cacher Wil Nieves played a big role in Thursday's marathon win over the Mets, as he caught all 15 innings and had four hits in a 5-4 victory.

Nieves went 4 for 7 in the game with two RBI, both of which came on a fifth-inning single. Nieves raised his batting average for the season to .397 in 63 at-bats, with 12 RBI.  


Wil Nieves making the most of his starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) Diamondbacks backup catcher Wil Nieves extended his hitting streak to seven games Wednesday with two-hits against the Cardinals. Nieves is batting .500 (11 for 22) with two doubles, five RBI and six runs during his hitting streak.

Nieves is batting .405 (15 for 37) through 10 starts. He has raised his season average to .396 in 17 games, while starter Miguel Montero is batting .200 through 51 games.


Wil Nieves firing in starting position


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2013) Diamondbacks backup catcher Wil Nieves was 3 for 3 and drove in a run for the second-straight game during a 3-2 victory over Colorado Thursday night. Nieves, who also had the game-winning sacrifice fly Wednesday, has not had an RBI in consecutive games since Aug. 24-25, 2009, while with the Nationals.

The 35-year-old has started just three games this season but has had a hit in each for a .500 batting average. He also has three RBI; starting catcher Miguel Montero has just 10 in 21 games.


Wil Nieves finally given a start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2013) Diamondbacks backup catcher Wil Nieves drew his first start of the season Monday vs. Pittsburgh. He was 2 for 3 with one RBI before being lifted for pinch hitter Miguel Montero in the ninth inning.

Wil Nieves emerges as Arizona's No. 2 catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2013) The Diamondbacks released catcher Rod Barajas, according to The Arizona Republic. Barajas' release means Wil Nieves will be Miguel Montero's backup.

Nieves is batting .345 (10 for 29) with one double and one RBI in 13 spring games.


Nieves battling for backup gig


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2013) Diamondbacks catchers Wil Nieves and Rod Barajas are battling in spring training to earn the backup job for the team behind Miguel Montero, reports MLB.com. With Montero expected to miss time to play in the World Baseball Classic, that leaves plenty of competition for the spot for Nieves and Barajas. "It's wide open," manager Kirk Gibson said.