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Juan Nieves #47

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Full Name:
Juan Nieves
Uniform #:
47

Coaching Career
- In his 2nd season as Red Sox Pitching Coach…Was named to the position on 11/7/12.
- Oversaw a Red Sox pitching staff that posted a 3.79 ERA in 2013, the lowest mark for the club since 2002 (3.75 ERA)…The 3.79 ERA was 6th-best in the AL and almost a full run lower than the 2012 staff ERA of 4.70.
- Under his watch Boston pitchers set single-season franchise records in 2013 in both SO (1,294), and SO/9.0 IP ratio (8.0)…The staff also recorded a club-record 47 double-digit SO games. 
- Joined the Red Sox after 14 seasons in the White Sox organization, including spending the last 5 years from 2008-12 as the CWS's bullpen coach.
- Working with long-time pitching coach Don Cooper, helped tutor a White Sox pitching staff that posted the 6th-best ERA in the American League (4.08) from 2008-12 with the bullpen's 3.88 ERA ranking 5th in the AL in that time...Chicago's pitching staff set club records in strikeouts in 3 consecutive years from 2010-12, including a franchise-best 1,246 SO in 2012...The White Sox' bullpen set a record with 479 SO in 2011.
- In 2012, oversaw a CWS bullpen that used 8 rookies before September...Included in that group were setup man Nate Jones, who went 8-0 with a 2.39 ERA and tied for the major league lead in relief victories, and closer Addison Reed, who tied for 7th in the AL with 29 saves.
- Served 9 years from 1999-2007 as a pitching coach in Chicago's minor league system with stops at Rookie-level Tucson (1999-2001), Double-A Birmingham (2002-04), and Triple-A Charlotte (2005-07).
- Was chosen as the World Team's pitching coach for the 2006 All-Star Futures Game in PIT...In 2002, was the pitching coach for the Southern League West Division All-Star Team.
- In 1998-99, was the general manager/manager for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
- Began coaching career in the Yankees organization, holding the positions of pitching coach with Rookie-level Tampa (1992), Short-A Oneonta (1993), and Single-A Greensboro (1994, 1996), and pitching coordinator with Double-A Norwich (1995).

Playing Career
- Signed by Milwaukee in 1983, left-hander pitched 3 ML seasons with the Brewers from 1986-88 and compiled a 32-25 record with 1 save, a 4.71 ERA and 352 strikeouts in 94 games (81 starts).
- Set career-highs with 14 wins, 195.2 innings, and 163 strikeouts in 1987, when he ranked 5th in the American League with an average of 7.5 SO/9.0 IP.
- Became the 1st pitcher in Brewers history and 1st native of Puerto Rico to throw a no-hitter when he accomplished the feat at age 22 on 4/15/87 at BAL.
- Finished tied for 4th in the AL with 3 shutouts as a rookie in 1986.
- Named Texas League Pitcher of the Year in 1985 with Double-A El Paso.

Personal
- Married to Marilia...Has 4 children: Natalia, Alondra, Marilia, and Isabella.
- Graduated from Avon Old Farms High School in Connecticut in 1983...Compiled a career record of 19-1 with a 1.05 ERA in 3 years at the school...In addition to baseball, captained the cross-country and basketball teams...Is in Avon Old Farms High School's Hall of Fame.

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