Brett Nicholas spent the bulk of the 2016 campaign with Triple-A Round Rock, although he certainly made his moments with the major league club count. Merely a week into the season, he was thrusted into action as Texas' backup catcher due to an injury to starter Robinson Chirinos. Nicholas filled the role admirably, as he bashed two home runs and four doubles en route to posting an .876 OPS in just 35 at-bats prior to be shipped back to the minors. The 28-year-old continued to mash in the minors, ripping 41 base hits while walking at a solid 8.5 percent clip, which helped him garner a return to the big leagues in September. With Jonathan Lucroy returning for one more season in Arlington, Nicholas will likely not get much time behind the plate. That being said, he has experience at first base, and given his power from the left side of the plate, Nicholas may emerge as a bench option for the Rangers.
Nicholas (knee) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. After undergoing surgery in March for a torn meniscus in his left knee and getting through a success rehab assignment earlier this week, Nicholas is now on the verge of concluding his recovery. He'll look to provide the Rangers with some organizational catching depth.
Nicholas (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Nicholas has seemingly recovered from the knee surgery he required in early March, but after being sidelined for much of spring training, he may need multiple weeks worth of games to get his conditioning in order. Once he's activated from the disabled list, Nicholas will likely remain with Round Rock, as Jonathan Lucroy and Robinson Chirinos are the clear top two catchers in the organization.
Nicholas was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Nicholas was expected to miss time to start the season after he underwent surgery earlier in March for a torn meniscus in his left knee, so the move was more procedural. He'll serve as organizational depth when he returns.
Nicholas is undergoing surgery on his left knee Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Star-Telegram reports. His recovery timetable and the extent of the procedure are so far unknown, though the backup catcher is only relevant in AL-only fantasy games.
The Rangers recalled Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. Nicholas appeared in 10 games for the Rangers earlier this season and provided some pop, hitting two home runs and four doubles. He will provide the Rangers a left-handed hitting catcher to complement right-handers Jonathan Lucroy and Robinson Chirinos.