Dodgers acquire Juan Nicasio from Rockies

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Right-hander Juan Nicasio, who was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week, has now been traded to the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Colorado let Nicasio go early rather than simply non-tendering him before the December 2 deadline, choosing not to pay him a projected $2.4 million salary via arbitration following three straight seasons with an ERA above 5.00.

However, he’s always had good raw stuff and at age 28 he pitched well after shifting to the bullpen, throwing 21 innings with a 3.48 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio. For a team like the Dodgers that doesn’t really care about a couple million bucks he provides some nice bullpen depth.