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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
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Brewers activated RHP Jimmy Nelson from the 60-day disabled list.
It's a procedural move to get him back on the 40-man roster. Nelson's season ended early in scary fashion when he was hit in the head by a line drive, but he somehow avoided a major injury and should have a normal winter. Nov 6 - 9:59 AM

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Brewers placed RHP Jimmy Nelson on the 60-day disabled list with a head contusion.

Nelson managed to avoid serious injury when he was hit in the head by a line drive last Thursday, but the Brewers have decided to play things safe and shut him down for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old will finish his first full season in the majors with a 4.11 ERA and 148/65 K/BB ratio over 177 1/3 innings.
Sep 22 - 10:50 AM

Jimmy Nelson (head) will not make another appearance this season.

Nelson is recovering well after being hit in the head by a line drive last Thursday, but a neurologist told the Brewers that the risk was just too great to bring him back before the end of the season. The right-hander will finish with a 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 148/65 K/BB ratio over 177 1/3 frames this season and should have a normal offseason.
Sep 21 - 6:23 PM

Jimmy Nelson (head) will not start Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Nelson was struck in the head by a line drive on Thursday. He was able to avoid a serious injury but the Brewers are skipping his turn this time just to be safe. With no obvious fill-in in place, manager Craig Counsell said the Brewers will rely on a string of relievers to get through Tuesday's game.
Sep 19 - 4:54 PM

Jimmy Nelson (head) is still listed as the Brewers probable starter for Tuesday's game.

All of the reports have been good since Nelson was taken to the hospital after getting drilled in the head by a line drive on Thursday. It will depend how he checks out when evaluated on Monday, but it sounds as though Nelson will return to the Brewers rotation at some point early in the week.
Sep 19 - 1:53 PM

Jimmy Nelson (head) will remain in the hospital another night for observation.

A CT scan revealed only a bruise, but every caution is going to be taken here after the righty left Thursday's start when he was hit in the head by a liner. It appears that Nelson has avoided a serious injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he doesn't make another start this season.
Sep 18 - 3:32 PM

The Brewers announced that Jimmy Nelson's CT scan revealed only bruising, though he'll be held overnight for observation.

That's obviously very encouraging news after Nelson was drilled in the head by a line drive during Thursday's start against the Cardinals. It's unclear when/if he'll make another start for the Brewers this season, but he was fortunate to avoid any significant injuries and his future outlook continues to look incredibly bright.
Sep 17 - 11:13 PM

Jimmy Nelson was removed from Thursday's start against the Cardinals after taking a Tommy Pham line drive off his head.

While it was a terrifying moment, Nelson was lucid and able to walk off the field under his own power. He is being taken to an area hospital for a CT scan and to presumably be held for observation. The Brewers should have an update on his status later this evening.
Sep 17 - 9:19 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up four runs over five innings Friday in a loss to the Pirates.

Nelson held the Pirates scoreless before things unraveled for him in the fourth. All told, he allowed four hits and three walks while striking out a pair. Nelson has allowed four runs or more in three out of his last four starts. His ERA has increased from 3.60 to 3.95 along the way. He'll look for some improvement against the first-place Cardinals next week.
Sep 11 - 10:51 PM

Jimmy Nelson took the loss on Sunday against the Reds, yielding five runs in five innings.

Most of the damage was done by two two-run home runs: by Brandon Phillips in the third inning, and by Jay Bruce in the fifth. They were two of nine hits Nelson allowed along with two walks and three strikeouts. While the right-hander has had a few poor outings like Sunday's, he's more often been an asset out of the rotation, carrying a 3.86 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 145/62 K/BB ratio over 170 1/3 innings in his first full season. Nelson will oppose the Pirates in Pittsburgh in his next start.
Sep 6 - 4:24 PM

Jimmy Nelson limited the Pirates to one run over seven innings in a win Tuesday.

Nelson scattered four hits without walking a soul in the victory, his 11th of the season. The right-hander struck out six in the effort. It was a strong rebound performance after Nelson had walked eight and allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings his last time out. Nelson is now 11-10 with a 3.70 ERA through 27 starts this year. He'll next face the Reds on Sunday.
Sep 1 - 11:17 PM

Jimmy Nelson was handed his 10th loss after allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings versus the Indians on Wednesday.

Jason Kipnis cleared the bases with a double in the second inning (helped by a Khris Davis error). Lonnie Chisenhall scored on a wild pitch in the third and hit an RBI single in the fourth. It wasn't a good outing for Nelson despite allowing only four hits and striking out four, as he walked eight batters. The right-hander now has a 3.81 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 136/60 K/BB ratio over 158 1/3 innings. He will look for better results in his next start at home against the Pirates.
Aug 26 - 11:14 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a 10-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.

Nelson gave up five hits, including a solo homer to Bryce Harper in the sixth. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out four and walked a pair in the victory and now owns a 10-9 record on the year to go along with a 3.60 ERA and 132/52 K/BB ratio over 155 innings. He continues to build his reputation as a useful starter in mixed fantasy leagues.
Aug 21 - 11:32 PM

Jimmy Nelson posted a nice start in Saturday's win over the Phillies, yielding two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Nelson entered the game having not allowed an earned run in any of his last three starts, but he couldn't keep the streak going against the Phillies on Saturday. They dented the scoreboard via an RBI single by Ryan Howard in the first inning and a solo home run by Chase Utley in the third. Snapped streak aside, it was still a nice start for Nelson, who holds a 3.61 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 24 starts. A road showdown with the Nationals is up next on the schedule as he looks to continue to build on this breakout 2015 campaign.
Aug 15 - 11:24 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed only an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Nelson gave up three hits and a walk while striking out four in the win. It was his third straight start without allowing an earned run, a stretch that spans 20 2/3 innings. Nelson moved to 9-9 with the win, his sixth in his last seven decisions, and the scoreless streak lowered his ERA to 3.57. Nelson will try to keep it going Sunday against the Cardinals.
Aug 5 - 1:13 AM

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