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Position: P      Born: Jul 15, 1982      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

A hard-throwing product of the Venezuelan Academy, Nieve showed promise in 2006 but missed all of 2007 with injuries. He struggled in 2008 and was out of options when he was in Houston's camp in 2009. Houston tried to sneak him through waivers by sending him down early however he was claimed by the New York Mets where his flashes of talent and injury history continued.