Nicasio (back) is serving as the starting pitcher in the Rangers' intrasquad matchup Monday.

Nicasio was experiencing back tightness during spring training, but his status as the starting pitcher for Monday's intrasquad contest signals that he's recovered. Although he's on the team's 60-man roster, he's unlikely to play a big role in the majors this year. The 33-year-old made 47 appearances for the Phillies last season, logging a 4.75 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 47.1 innings.

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