Pirates Sign RHP Juan Nicasio

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.

Nicasio went 1-3 with one save, a 3.86 ERA (58.1ip/25er) and 65 strikeouts in 53 appearances (one start) last year as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 29-year-old Nicasio averaged 10.03 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched in 2015, while limiting right-handed hitters to a .226 batting average against (35-for-155).

"Juan Nicasio is an experienced pitcher with the pitch repertoire and versatility to fill a variety of roles on our pitching staff," said Huntington. "He had a strong season pitching primarily as a relief pitcher last year and we look forward to Juan's impact on our Major League club."

Nicasio has a career record of 22-25 with one save, a 4.88 ERA (439.1ip/238er) and 359 strikeouts in 141 games (70 starts) in his big league career with Colorado (2011-14) and the Dodgers (2015).