March 4, 2021

Justin Nicolino Signs With Taiwanese Club (MLB Trade Rumors)

Former MLB southpaw Justin Nicolino will keep his career going with a move to Taiwan. He has signed on with the Rakuten Monkeys, per a team announcement (via CBPL Stats).

Now 28 years of age, Nicolino spent three years in the bigs with the Marlins between 2015 and 2017. He worked to a cumulative 4.65 ERA over 201 1/3 innings while maintaining an off-the-charts-low 3.8 K/9 strikeout rate.

Nicolino has served as minor-league depth over the past two seasons. He endured a particularly rough 2019 season as one of many hurlers that couldn’t keep the ball in the yard at Triple-A. Over 135 1/3 innings in the White Sox and Twins systems, he posted a 6.12 ERA with 6.5 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, and 2.4 HR/9.

Read “Justin Nicolino Signs With Taiwanese Club” at MLB Trade Rumors