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Chris Nelson | Third Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 19 - 8:34 PM

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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.
Jun 16 - 5:07 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.
May 7 - 11:40 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.
Apr 7 - 3:36 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.
Mar 29 - 4:51 PM

Chris Nelson's two-run single in the second inning on Friday provided all of the offense that the Reds would need in a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.

The 28-year-old is enjoying a nice start to Cactus League play, hitting .304 (7-for-23) with five RBI. With Jack Hannahan looking uncertain for Opening Day, there's a chance that Nelson could break camp with the big club.
Mar 15 - 12:52 AM

Reds signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invite to big league camp. "I think it's a great opportunity, especially being in the National League," Nelson told MLB.com. "I have a chance to be a utility man, and with the double-switches there could be a chance for playing time. It could be a good fit for me." Bouncing between the Rockies, Yankees and Angels last season, Nelson slashed a disappointing .227/.273/.327. Cincinnati's infield would have to be ravaged by injuries for Nelson to have a chance at fantasy relevancy in 2014.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 27 - 3:50 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Reds are close to a contract agreement with free agent infielder Chris Nelson.

It's likely a minor league deal. Nelson spent a nomadic 2013 season between the Rockies, Yankees and Angels' organizations, slashing .227/.273/.327 at the big league level. The 28-year-old is a career .268/.312/.399 hitter who can handle either second or third base at a subpar level.
Jan 27 - 1:09 PM

Angels non-tendered 3B Chris Nelson.

Nelson was in his first year of arbitration, but the Angels decided he didn't warrant a notable raise after batting .227/.273/.327 at the big league level in 2013. He'll have no trouble catching on as a utility player somewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:02:00 PM

Chris Nelson (hamstring) ran the bases Tuesday.

Nelson was activated from the DL a week ago, but he's yet to play in a game. However, he's still hopeful of being ready to rejoin the lineup later this week. The infielder has been out since late August with a strained right hamstring.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Angels activated 3B Chris Nelson from the 15-day disabled list.

Nelson strained his right hamstring late last month and was supposed to be lost for the season, but he's made a rapid recovery. The Angels haven't posted their lineup for Tuesday's game at Oakland yet, but he should be out there at third base.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Chris Nelson (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list next week.

When Nelson strained his right hamstring on August 28, the Angels figured his season was probably over. The infielder has made rapid progress, though. "He still has some work to do, might be about a week, but considering when he did it, you could've been looking at the whole season," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He looks like he'll be in the earlier window of what a hamstring can be."
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:12:00 PM

Chris Nelson (hamstring) was able to run on a treadmill on Friday, and still has his sights set on returning before the end of the season.

Nelson has been on the shelf since late-August after straining his right hamstring in a loss to the Royals. Even if he is able to return before the season's end, his fantasy value will be minimal.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Angels placed INF Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Nelson suffered the hammy strain in Wednesday's loss to the Royals and will likely be out for three weeks. Luis Jimenez was recalled in a corresponding roster move.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Chris Nelson will be placed on the disabled list on Thursday due to a strained right hamstring sustained in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

Andrew Romine replaced him in the lineup on Wednesday and could see additional playing time while Nelson is out. Angels manager Mike Scioscia has yet to indicate who will replace Nelson on the active roster, but Luis Jimenez is the most likely candidate.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 10:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Irving Falu
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chase Headley
2Brooks Conrad
LF1Carlos Quentin
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
3Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Robbie Erlin
6Jesse Hahn
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Cory Luebke
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Blaine Boyer