The Colorado Rockies DFA Wil Nieves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 1 August 2012 at 2:50 pm

The Colorado Rockies have designated 34-year old righty swinging catcher Wil Nieves for assignment. He played in 16 games for the Rockies this year and he was 14 of 47 (.298 avg, .738 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs. Nieves has now played in 298 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 180 of 798 (.226 avg, .568 OPS) with 58 runs scored, 6 homers, 78 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The Rockies probably would like to keep Nieves around if he clears waivers and is willing to accept a outright assignment to the minors, just in case they find a taker on the trade market for Ramon Hernandez.

UPDATE: (8/4/2012) – Wil Nieves has rejected an outright assignment to the minors and he has become a free agent.

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