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Chris Nelson | Third Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.
Nelson hit just .202/.256/.290 at the Triple-A level this season. He's merely an organizational depth guy. Jun 21 - 12:12 PM

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Brewers released INF Chris Nelson.

Nelson was signed just over a month ago to a minor league deal after the Phillies cut him loose but is no longer needed after Matt Dominguez was claimed off waivers. He's hit just .202/.256/.290 at the Triple-A level this season.
Jun 17 - 1:10 PM

Brewers signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old slashed .278/.328/.352 over 16 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being released by the Phillies on Thursday. He'll report to Triple-A Colorado Springs for the time being but should get a chance with the Brewers before long.
May 9 - 11:13 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Brewers are close to signing Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.

Nelson was released by the Phillies on Friday. There have been rumblings that he may be pursuing an opportunity in Korea, though it looks as though there is interest in him stateside as well.
May 9 - 10:49 AM

Phillies released INF Chris Nelson.

Nelson was hitting .278/.328/.352 over 16 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors.com says that the 29-year-old is pursuing an opportunity in Korea.
May 8 - 11:36 AM

Phillies signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 29-year-old utility man appeared in 27 games for the Padres during the 2014 season, slashing .233/.296/.274 with seven RBI in 73 at-bats. His versatility should allow him to compete for a reserve role with the Phillies.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Padres sent INF Chris Nelson outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Nelson cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. The 29-year-old hit just .233/.296/.274 over 27 games with the Padres.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Padres activated 3B Chris Nelson from the paternity leave list; designated him for assignment.

He hit just .233/.296/.274 over 27 games for the Padres and they've decided to give some younger guys a look.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Padres placed INF Chris Nelson on the paternity leave list.

Nelson will be back early next week. He's hit .233/.296/.274 in 27 games this season for the Padres.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of INF Chris Nelson from Triple-A El Paso.

Nelson earned the promotion after batting .293/.422/.463 across 24 games after being inked to a minor league deal last month. He'll give the Padres some defensive versatility.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Padres signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.

He'll head to Triple-A El Paso, where he'll provide some depth for the Padres. Nelson batted .274/.330/.363 with four home runs and 38 RBI through 63 games at Triple-A for the Reds before exercising his opt-out clause.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 08:34:00 PM

Reds released INF Chris Nelson.

Nelson was batting .274/.330/.363 with four home runs and 38 RBI through 63 games in Triple-A, but apparently the Reds weren't planning to call him up. The 28-year-old should latch on elsewhere soon.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 05:07:00 PM

A source tells MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that Chris Nelson won't opt out of his minor league contract with the Reds.

Nelson had an opt-out clause if he wasn't in the major leagues by May 6. The infielder is hitting .243/.316/.340 with Triple-A Louisville this season. He's got another opt-out option in 30 days.
Wed, May 7, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Reds re-signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league deal; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

The deal includes a May 6 opt-out date. Nelson opted out of his previous minor league deal at the end of March, hoping to join the bench of another big league club, but the market was dry. Nelson will serve as organizational depth for the Reds.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Reds released INF Chris Nelson.

Nelson exercised the opt-out clause in his contract. A non-roster invitee to Reds camp, Nelson hit .317/.348/.463 this spring but didn't do enough to make the club as a reserve infielder. He could get a look on the open market from a team looking for a bench bat.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 04:51:00 PM

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3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
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2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen