Nick Pivetta

#43 RP / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 210 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Rotation spot unlikely

      Nick Pivetta's shot at a rotation spot could take a hit with a shortened schedule, as that could lead to the Philadelphia Phillies promoting Spencer Howard for the start of the season, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Pivetta was already seemingly an underdog in a battle with Vince Velasquez and Ranger Suarez for the Phillies' final rotation spot. His 8.22 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 7.2 spring innings didn't exactly help his case. If Howard is indeed given the job from the start of the campaign, all three of those pitchers would be consigned to a bullpen role (if they even start the campaign in the majors). Pivetta would need at least one and possibly multiple injuries ahead of him if he's to end up in a fantasy-relevant role.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Hoping to feature changeup

      Nick Pivetta is hoping to feature a changeup this season, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.Pivetta is hardly the only pitcher looking to improve his changeup this spring, and there's no guarantee he'll be successful, but for those looking for a reason to buy back in on last year's popular sleeper pick, this is potentially something to latch onto. Pivetta threw just 15 changeups in 93.2 innings last season while struggling to a 5.38 ERA. The new pitch didn't lead to much success in his first outing of the spring against the Tigers on Saturday, as he allowed three runs on five hits in 1.2 innings of work.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Starting spring opener

      Nick Pivetta will start the Philadelphia Phillies' Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Tigers, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.A popular sleeper pick this time last season due to some promising peripherals, Pivetta had a disaster of a 2019 campaign, experiencing demotions both to the minors and to the bullpen while struggling to a 5.38 ERA. The Phillies didn't make any additions to their shaky rotation over the offseason, so Pivetta enters camp as a starter again and appears to be competing with Vince Velasquez for the final spot in the rotation. Highly rated prospect Spencer Howard (knee) looms to take that spot at some point, however, and he could enter the conversation fairly early in the year.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Joins big-league club

      Nick Pivetta was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 24, but he'll be eligible to return to the majors after spending the last 10 days with the IronPigs. The right-hander owns a 5.38 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with an 83:35 K:BB over 88.2 innings this season with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Optioned to Triple-A

      Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.The Philadelphia Phillies had hoped Pivetta would serve as a high-leverage reliever when they shifted him to the bullpen earlier this season. However, he allowed at least one earned run in four of his last five appearances, causing the Phillies to turn in another direction. Pivetta will look to get back on track in Triple-A, though it is still unclear whether he will be used as a starter or reliever.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Moving to bullpen

      Nick Pivetta will transition into a bullpen role for the Philadelphia Phillies, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.The Phillies signed Drew Smyly on Friday and are inserting him into the starting rotation, bumping Pivetta to the bullpen. The 26-year-old should be available to pitch this weekend since Wednesday's start lasted only 2.1 innings due to a rain delay. Pivetta has a 5.74 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 58:25 K:BB through 69 innings this season.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Rain-shortened outing

      Nick Pivetta fired 2.1 hitless innings during which he allowed four walks and recorded four strikeouts Wednesday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.Pivetta ran into major trouble in the first frame, walking three consecutive batters to load the bases after retiring just one Dodger. He avoided major trouble by setting down the next two men to come to the plate, though he still allowed an earned run. Pivetta had his start cut short by a lengthy rain delay, but should take the ball next on Tuesday at Detroit in a favorable matchup.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Takes another loss

      Nick Pivetta (4-4) allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Nationals on Friday.The 26-year-old pitched much better than he did in any of his last three outings. Pivetta didn't give up a homer Friday, which is a big deal because he had tossed up nine homers in his last four appearances. However, he was still saddled with his third loss in his last four starts, and his ERA barely decreased. Pivetta now has a 5.81 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, .293 batting average against and 54 strikeouts in 66.2 innings. He is schedule to pitch next at home against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Hurt by homers Wednesday

      Nick Pivetta (4-3) was dealt the loss Wednesday in Atlanta after surrendering six runs (five earned) on five hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out four and walked one.Pivetta pitched relatively well for much of the evening but struggled with runners on base, giving up a pair of three-run homers to sink the performance. The 26-year-old heads into the All-Star break with a 5.84 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 52:19 K:BB through 11 starts.

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      Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Missing out on two-start week

      Nick Pivetta is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Braves, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.Pivetta was initially lined up to start Tuesday's series opener in Atlanta, but the Philadelphia Phillies will take advantage of Monday's off day and instead flip the right-hander with ace Aaron Nola. The change will result in Pivetta missing out on a two-start week, with Nola now expected to take the hill a second time in the Phillies' final game before the All-Star break Sunday versus the Mets.