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Top Kyle Nicolas News

  • Pirates' Kyle Nicolas: Selected to MLB roster

    Pittsburgh selected Nicolas' contract from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    The 24-year-old will get his first taste of major-league action down the stretch after posting a 5.20 ERA and 127:52 K:BB in 98.2 innings this summer between Double-A and Triple-A. He showed much better following a move to the Indianapolis bullpen in early August, delivering a 2.05 ERA with 31 strikeouts across his last 22 frames. Thomas Hatch was optioned out in a corresponding 28-man roster move.

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  • Pirates' Kyle Nicolas: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Nicolas was reassigned Tuesday to the minor-league side of Pirates camp.

    No surprise here given that Nicolas spent all of 2022 at Double-A Altoona. The 24-year-old right-hander had thrown three scoreless innings so far in Grapefruit League play and could make the jump to Triple-A Indianapolis to kick off the 2023 campaign.

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  • Pirates' Kyle Nicolas: Rejoins Double-A rotation

    Nicolas (shoulder) was activated from Double-A Altoona's 7-day injured list Saturday and struck out two over 2.2 innings while giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in his return to the mound.

    Nicolas was cleared to make his return to Altoona's active roster as a long reliever after a three-week stint on the shelf with a shoulder injury. The 23-year-old right-hander should slot back into the rotation next week and will take a 4.15 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into his 12th outing of the season with Altoona.

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  • Pirates' Kyle Nicolas: Placed on injured list

    Nicolas was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Altoona with a shoulder injury Saturday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Nicolas started in Altoona on Friday and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six in 4.1 innings to take the loss. However, he's dealing with a shoulder injury that will force him to miss at least a week. The right-hander had been effective to begin the season, posting a 3.98 ERA, 54:16 K:BB and 1.27 WHIP in 40.2 innings over 10 starts at the Double-A level. However, it's not yet clear how long Nicolas is expected to be sidelined.

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  • Pirates' Kyle Nicolas: Strong debut for Altoona

    Nicolas allowed two hits and three walks while striking out five over 3.2 innings in his debut for Double-A Altoona.

    According to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, the Pirates were raving about Nicolas this spring and scouts in other organizations think the Pirates did really well to land him from Miami in the Jacob Stallings trade. Nicolas has logged 43 innings at Double-A dating back to last season, so he could earn a midseason bump to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Kyle Nicolas: Traded to Pittsburgh

    Nicolas, Zach Thompson and Connor Scott were sent from Miami to Pittsburgh in exchange for Jacob Stallings on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Nicolas was selected 61st overall in the 2020 draft. He posted a 4.18 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance at the High-A and Double-A levels in his first taste of professional action in 2021, combining an excellent 31.9 percent strikeout rate with a worrisome 11.5 percent walk rate.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Massillon, OH
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R