|Pitcher / Coach|
Born: December 29, 1964|
|July 30, 1988, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 29, 1995, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||4.43|
Rodney Lea Nichols (born December 29, 1964) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1988–1995 with the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Atlanta Braves. Nichols was a three-year letterman at University of New Mexico. He also played one season in Japan for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in 1997.
Since retiring from playing, Nichols has worked as a minor league pitching coach for the Reading Phillies (2002–2004), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (2005–2006), Ottawa Lynx (2007), and Lehigh Valley IronPigs (2008–12) before being named the bullpen coach for the Philadelphia Phillies before the 2013 season. The Phillies opted not to retain Nichols following the 2015 season. He is currently pitching coach of the Iowa Cubs.
- 1990 Topps baseball card # 108
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)