Nieves in 2011.
|Boston Red Sox|
January 5, 1965 |
Santurce, Puerto Rico
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|April 10, 1986 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1988 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Earned run average||4.71|
|Career highlights and awards|
On April 15, 1987, against the Baltimore Orioles, became the second-youngest player in major league history to throw a no-hitter, and so far the only Milwaukee Brewer to do so. Nieves' no-hitter became the first ever thrown by a Puerto Rican in Major League Baseball.
After playing for the Brewers from 1986 to 1988, he suffered a career-ending arm injury.
He worked as a minor league pitching instructor for the New York Yankees (1992–1996) and the White Sox (1999–2007) before joining the Chicago White Sox Major League staff as the bullpen coach serving for the five seasons. He was mentored by Don Cooper, first when Cooper was the White Sox' roving coordinator in their minor league hierarchy, and later when Cooper became the pitching coach of the Sox. They became really close, adapting similar pitching styles and was named as "Cooper's right-hand man". He was named Boston's 2013 pitching coach on November 7, 2012. He brought over Cooper's style of pitching to the Red Sox organization. Nieves led the Red Sox to the second lowest earned run average in the American League as the team went on to win the World Series.
- Costello, Rory, Juan Nieves. Society for American Baseball Research biography project
- Juan Nieves' New England journey http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/8968332/juan-nieves-pride-avon-old-farms-back-new-england-boston-red-sox-pitching-coach
- Flaherty, Tom (17 April 1987). "Brewers' patience is rewarded". Milwaukee Journal. p. C1. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
- Haudricourt, Tom (October 23, 2013). "Former Brewer Juan Nieves in the middle of Boston's turnaround". The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- MacPherson, Brian (August 30, 2013). "Juan Nieves has brought White Sox pitching program to Red Sox". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
|Awards and achievements|
April 15, 1987
|Boston Red Sox pitching coach