Dodgers acquire pitcher Juan Nicasio from Colorado
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman made the announcement. Nicasio will be added to the 40-man roster and infielder Ryan Jackson was designated for assignment to make room.
Nicasio, 28, was 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA 33 games (14 starts) for the Rockies last season, his fourth in the big leagues. During the second half of the season, Nicasio appeared exclusively out of the bullpen and posted a 3.48 ERA in 19 games, including a stretch in September when he allowed just one run in nine games (9.2 IP).
The native of the Dominican Republic owns a career mark of 21-22 in 88 career games (69 starts), all with Colorado from 2011-14. In 2013, Nicasio established career highs in wins (9), starts (31), innings (157.2) and strikeouts (119). In his career at Dodger Stadium, the right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.63 ERA (14 ER/34.2 IP) and a .244 opponents' batting average in seven games (six starts).
Nicasio was originally signed by Colorado as an amateur free agent in 2006. He made his Major League debut on May 28, 2011, tossing 7.0 innings and yielding one unearned run against the Cardinals.