Juan Nieves (baseball)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 17: Pitching coach Juan Nieves #47 and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox leave after a visit to the mound with pitcher Clay Buchholz #11 in the fourth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
We felt like there are times when he starts to drive to home plate, he can be a little bit off-line and I think that’s affected some of the overall consistency with location to his stuff ... That’s what’s been worked on with the multiple bullpens that he and [pitching coach Juan Nieves] have gone through.
Usually over the course of a season, you have to equip yourself with about 18 guys ... And that’s if you’re lucky. Sometimes there are more blowouts than that, but usually the norm is the 12 guys you carry, and then another six guys who could be interchangeable.
That’s where you’re tested ... You test them to see where they stand. It’s a wonderful, great experience. It gives us an outline of where they’re at. My biggest preaching on that is embrace the moment, don’t shrink from it. Learn from it, see it, experience it. The more time on the scene someone has, the better you are.More quotes »
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Pitching coach Juan Nieves changes Sox, not philosophy
Juan Nieves used to make Don Cooper coffee in the morning when they roomed together for four years when Nieves was Cooper’s bullpen coach with the White Sox. Now he’s taken Cooper’s pitching philosophy and adapted it to his Red Sox staff. The results hav from Boston.com Read more »
The Red Sox began the season with two All-Star closers — an embarrassment of riches! — and barely a month later have handed the ninth inning to Junichi Tazawa, a former member of the Japanese Industrial League with exactly one career save. Welcome to the from Boston Herald Read more »
Looking at Farrell's decision to leave Dempster in
MINNEAPOLIS Red Sox manager John Farrell does not go to the mound to counsel his pitchers. That is the job of pitching coach Juan Nieves. When Farrell goes to the mound, it's to take the pitcher out of the game. So when Farrell walked out on the field i from Boston.com Read more »
Red Sox | Felix Doubront makes tweaks
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront worked with pitching coach Juan Nieves to adjust the stride in his delivery in order to generate more velocity and improve the command of his pitches. Doubront has given up 12 runs in nine innings in his last two outings, from KFFL Read more »
Felix Doubront needs to create 'own luck'
After having a career-low .314 BABIP in 2012, Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront has compiled a .420 BABIP through his first six outings (five starts) heading into Thursday's start against the Rays. "I don’t want to just throw it up to luck," manage from CBS Sports Read more »