Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the minor league season for 2020 was canceled, and Nance was unable to participate.
To begin the 2021 season, he was sent down to the minor league level to play for the Iowa Cubs of the American League East.
On May 9, Nance threw a no-hitter in the fourth and fifth innings against the Indianapolis Indians at Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa.
Shelby Miller threw three innings before Brad Wieck and Ryan Meisinger came in to complete the no-hitter. On May 16, Nance was promoted to the majors for the first time after posting a 1.50 ERA in three games with Iowa.
On May 17, Nance made his MLB debut, pitching an inning of scoreless relief. He struck out the first hitter he faced, Washington Nationals infielder Josh Harrison, to register his first Major League strikeout.
A victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on June 11 was Nance’s first in Major League Baseball. Injured for COVID-19, Nance was listed as out for the remainder of the season on October 2.
The 30-year-old Cubs pitcher went 1-1 with a 7.22 ERA in 2021. With a total of 28.2 innings pitched and 23 runs allowed, he appeared in 27 games with the Dodgers. Nance was given the go-ahead to begin work on March 25, 2022.
The Miami Marlins claimed Nance off waivers from the New York Mets on March 27, 2022.
How Much Does Tommy Nance Make?
Tommy Nance receives a $700,000 yearly pay on average. Nance will receive a base salary of $700,000 in 2022.