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September 23, 2020 03:16 PM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Receives second start
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Pivetta will start the Red Sox's season finale Sunday in Atlanta, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Pivetta provided a much-needed lift to the Boston rotation in his team debut Tuesday, striking out eight over five innings of one-run ball to pick up a win over the Orioles. The Red Sox are eager to evaluate Pivetta for a spot in the 2021 rotation, so it's no surprise that he'll get the opportunity to try and build on his strong outing this weekend. While Pivetta lines up for a stiff test against baseball's best offense (123 wRC+), the Braves could be resting several lineup regulars Sunday if the team is already locked into its spot in the National League playoffs.

September 23, 2020 09:48 PM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Earns win in team debut
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Pivetta (1-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Orioles. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks while fanning eight across five innings.

Pivetta was recalled ahead of Tuesday's start and impressed in his debut with the Red Sox, fanning eight and looking dominant on the mound most of the time. The Red Sox want to check what they have in Pivetta, so he figures to be in line to pitch in the team's season finale Sunday against Atlanta.

September 22, 2020 04:24 PM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Officially recalled
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Pivetta was recalled by the Red Sox ahead of his start Tuesday against the Orioles.

Pivetta will make his debut with the Red Sox on Tuesday while also making his first start of 2020. The right-hander struggled during game action out of the bullpen with the Phillies earlier this year, but he's impressed at the Red Sox's alternate training site. If he impresses Tuesday, he could pitch in the team's season finale against Atlanta on Sunday as well.

September 21, 2020 08:36 PM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Starting Tuesday
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Pivetta will start Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Pivetta will debut with the Red Sox at home Tuesday after getting off to a rough start with the Phillies this season. The right-hander made three relief appearances earlier in the year, recording a 15.88 ERA and 1.94 WHIP over 5.2 innings. Pivetta's strikeout rate has dropped over the past two seasons, and he hasn't thrown more than 44 pitches in any of his outings in 2020.

September 17, 2020 11:56 AM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Likely to join rotation next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ron Roenicke said that he expects Pivetta to be recalled from the Red Sox's alternate site and join the rotation at some point next week, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Specifically, Roenicke suggested that Pivetta would be a strong possibility to start Tuesday's game against the Orioles, which would set the right-hander up for another outing in the Sept. 27 season finale in Atlanta, assuming Boston sticks with a five-man rotation. Given the infrequency of pitchers receiving two starts in a given week -- especially at the end of the season -- Pivetta could make for a sneaky pickup in AL-only or deeper mixed leagues. Fantasy managers looking to roster Pivetta should recognize the risk he carries in the ratio categories (career 5.50 ERA, 1.43 WHIP), but he could really move the needle in the strikeout category (career 24.4 K%) if he's able to work deep enough into his starts.

August 31, 2020 01:24 AM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Stretching out at alternate camp
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Pivetta is being stretched out at the team's alternate training camp site, Ian Browne of reports.

Pivetta hasn't pitched as a starter for a while, so the Red Sox will allow the right-hander time to build up his pitch count. With Boston's starting rotation in shambles, the Red Sox need immediate support, but Pivetta will need at least a couple of weeks to be extended.

August 24, 2020 02:08 AM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Evaluated at alternate site
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Pivetta will stay at the alternate training site in Pawtucket while the team assesses how he can help the Red Sox in 2020, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Pivetta pitched in relief for the Phillies in 2020 before Boston acquired him, but he was a starter in Philadelphia prior to this season. The Red Sox have a desperate need for starting pitching, and it looks like they are going to evaluate the right-hander in Pawtucket for possible use in the rotation. "It's getting to know him, talking about what he thinks he needs to progress," Boston manager Ron Roenicke said. "We want him as a starter and he wants to start. [GM] Chaim [Bloom] and I talked this morning and we want to get to know him first before we figure out does he come join us and jump right in the rotation, or is it better for him to stay there for a little bit and work on some things?" Pivetta is 18-28 with a 5.42 ERA over 71 career starts.

August 21, 2020 10:40 PM
Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Headed to Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pivetta was traded from the Phillies to the Red Sox on Friday in exchange for Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree.

Pivetta was recently sent to the Phillies' alternate training site, but he'll now get a fresh start with a new organization. The right-hander wasn't able to put things together to begin the season as he posted a 15.88 ERA and 1.94 WHIP over 5.2 innings in three relief appearances. While the Red Sox no longer have two of their top bullpen arms, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said that the team views Pivetta as a starter, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. He'll report to the Red Sox's secondary site in Pawtucket to begin his time with the team.

August 12, 2020 05:40 AM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Optioned off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pivetta was optioned off the Phillies' active roster Tuesday.

Pivetta failed to earn a rotation spot this summer and now doesn't have a bullpen job either. It's not hard to see why, as he's allowed 10 runs in 5.2 innings of work across three relief appearances this season. He'll need to figure things out at the Phillies' alternate training site if he's to earn another chance.

July 24, 2020 03:44 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Fails to earn rotation spot
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Pivetta won't start any of the Phillies' first five games, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Pivetta lines up as the Phillies' top alternative should the team need an additional starter, at least until top prospect Spencer Howard is deemed ready to go. He could have had a chance to earn at least one start early with Zach Eflin battling back spasms throughout camp, but Eflin has been deemed ready to go, so Pivetta will head to the bullpen for now.

July 17, 2020 01:32 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Still in contention for starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pivetta remains in the rotation conversation after throwing four scoreless innings in an intrasquad game Thursday without allowing a single hit, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Pivetta and Vince Velasquez are the primary competitors for the Phillies' final rotation spot this season, with both earning praise in recent days after impressing in intrasquad action. It's possible both pitchers open in the rotation, as there are questions surrounding both Zach Eflin's back spasms and Zack Wheeler's anticipated paternity leave. It's also possible neither pitcher is in the rotation for long, as the team's top pitching prospect Spencer Howard has looked good in camp as well and is expected to push for opportunities early in the season.

July 15, 2020 07:04 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: May start in bullpen
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Pivetta could be on the outside looking in for the final spot in the starting rotation, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Vince Velasquez has put on a strong performance early in summer training and appears to have the upper hand with just over a week before Opening Day. Regardless, Pivetta will remain stretched out, as the protocols for any player who potentially has COVID-19 could quickly open up a spot in the rotation. Zack Wheeler is also expected to miss some time early in the season while on paternity leave, so at least some starting chances will be available.

March 27, 2020 04:40 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Rotation spot unlikely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pivetta's shot at a rotation spot could take a hit with a shortened schedule, as that could lead to the 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.

February 24, 2020 04:44 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Hoping to feature changeup
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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.

February 18, 2020 05:56 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Starting spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pivetta will start the 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.

September 3, 2019 02:44 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Joins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Phillies.

August 24, 2019 04:36 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

The 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.

July 19, 2019 05:12 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Moving to bullpen
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Pivetta will transition into a bullpen role for the 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.

July 18, 2019 11:00 AM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Rain-shortened outing
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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.

July 13, 2019 04:04 PM
Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Takes another loss
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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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