Wil Nieves Elects Free Agency - Fueled by Sports

Wil Nieves Elects Free Agency

Catcher Wil Nieves has cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency, according to a report by Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Nieves was designated for assignment last week after the San Diego Padres called up top prospect Austin Hedges.   San Diego needed to clear a spot on their roster and Nieves became the odd man out.

Nieves, 37, has spent his whole career as a backup catcher and has a career slash line of .241/.280/.317.  He had just 14 plate appearances this season with just one hit, which was a Grand Slam on April 12 agains the Giants.

The Royals, Diamondbacks, Indians, Mariners and Orioles could all be potential landing spots for the veteran catcher.

To Top
Fueled by Sports