Nicolino signed with the Rakuten Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Nicolino is headed overseas after spending the past two seasons at Triple-A. The 28-year-old southpaw owns a career 4.65 ERA And 1.46 WHIP across parts of three big-league seasons (201.1 innings).
Nicolino signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. It didn't take long for Nicolino to find a new home after being released by the Twins earlier in the week. The southpaw compiled a 5.12 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 13:8 K:BB though 19.1 innings (four starts, one relief appearance) with Triple-A Rochester before being cut loose. He'll provide starting pitching depth for the White Sox, who just lost Carlos Rodon to an elbow injury.
Nicolino was released by the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Nicolino compiled a 5.12 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 13:8 K:BB through 19.1 innings (four starts, one relief appearance) with Triple-A Rochester before being cut loose. The 27-year-old southpaw, who owns a career 4.65 ERA across parts of three major-league seasons (201.1 innings), will look to latch on elsewhere as organizational depth.
Nicolino was assigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Nicolino has allowed just one run in 5.2 innings this spring, though he was always a long shot at best to break camp with the team. The lefty has a 4.65 ERA in 201.1 major-league innings and spent the entirety of 2018 at the Triple-A level.
Nicolino signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training. After being waived by the Marlins last March, Nicolino was scooped up by the Reds and spent the entire 2018 campaign with Triple-A Louisville. The left-hander made 24 starts (and one relief appearance) for the Bats, posting a 4.69 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 5.8 K/9 across 134.1 innings. The 27-year-old Nicolino owns a lackluster 4.65 ERA and 3.8 K/9 across parts of three major-league seasons (201.1 innings), so he seems unlikely to make an impact in the majors in 2019.
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