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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 246
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers GM David Stearns said Thursday that the team is "months away" from figuring out an exact timetable for Jimmy Nelson following his September shoulder surgery.
Nelson suffered a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear when he dove hard into first base during a start September 8 against the Cubs. He's expected to miss at least some part of the 2018 season, possibly much of the first half. The 28-year-old right-hander was enjoying the best year of his career before the injury. He finished 2017 with a 12-6 record, 3.49 ERA, 1.249 WHIP, and 199/48 K/BB ratio in 175 1/3 innings. Oct 26 - 12:18 PM

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Jimmy Nelson underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder and is expected to miss a "chunk" of the 2018 season, according to Brewers general manager David Stearns.

It was originally announced that the surgery could just be a "cleanup," but Nelson needed some of his labrum repaired, as it turned out. It's a potentially big blow not only to Nelson's 2018 prospects but perhaps even his career, as the history of pitchers coming back from labrum surgery is sketchy, at best. Obviously, it's a big bummer for a guy who had a big breakout this season.
Sep 20 - 4:35 PM

Jimmy Nelson will have surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday.

A timetable for Nelson's recovery won't be known until after the procedure is performed, but the right-hander is encouraged after taking to a surgeon, as there's a chance it could just be arthroscopic surgery. He's obviously done for the season, but "only" have a cleanup procedure would give him a much better chance to return at full strength next year. Nelson damaged his right rotator cuff and labrum while diving back into first base last week.
Sep 15 - 5:06 PM

Brewers placed RHP Jimmy Nelson on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

It's a paper move, as Nelson had already been ruled out for the season. Whether he'll need surgery to repair a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear isn't known yet.
Sep 15 - 1:57 PM

Brewers' general manager David Stearns said Thursday that the club has nothing to report yet on whether Jimmy Nelson will need to undergo surgery for his injured shoulder.

Nelson was set to receive a second opinion on Wednesday in Los Angeles, but it appears that a determination has yet to be made. The right-hander is dealing with a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear sustained while diving headfirst back into first base.
Sep 14 - 7:56 PM

Jimmy Nelson will get a second opinion on his right shoulder on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Nelson injured his shoulder on the basepaths on Friday and was diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear. We should know soon whether he'll require surgery, but he'll miss the remainder of the season either way. It's a real shame, as Nelson broke out this year with a 3.49 ERA and 199/48 K/BB ratio over 175 1/3 innings.
Sep 12 - 10:13 PM

Jimmy Nelson has been diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

It's a brutal blow to the Brewers and their chances of making the playoffs to lose their ace. Nelson is believed to have sustained the injury while diving headfirst back into first base during Friday's game. It's too early to tell if he'll need to undergo surgery, or if the rest and rehab route will be able to alleviate the problem. He finishes the season 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 199/48 K/BB ratio across 175 1/3 innings.
Sep 9 - 1:43 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the club is "cautiously optimistic" on the injury status of right-hander Jimmy Nelson.

Nelson sustained a jammed shoulder while diving headfirst back into first base during Friday's game, forcing his removal after five shutout innings against the Cubs. He'll undergo further testing as a precautionary measure on Saturday, but the Brewers are hopeful that he'll be able to make his next start.
Sep 9 - 8:55 AM

Jimmy Nelson was lifted from Friday's start against the Cubs after five innings due to right arm soreness.

Before departing, Nelson had been dominating, racking up seven strikeouts over five shutout innings. The club termed his exit precautionary, but it remains unclear if the ailment will cause him to miss any additional starts.
Sep 8 - 10:03 PM

Jimmy Nelson shut out the Nationals over seven innings while fanning 11 batters as part of a 1-0 victory on Friday.

Nelson tied his career-high in strikeouts. He gave up just three hits on the night — all of them singles — while walking three and hitting a batter. Nelson pitched out of some trouble early on before retiring 13 out of the final 14 batters he faced. He’s now 11-6 with a 3.59 ERA in what has been a breakout season for him. Nelson lines up for a start against the Reds on the road next time out.
Sep 1 - 11:59 PM

Jimmy Nelson surrendered two runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

Nelson struck out six and walked two on the afternoon. He kept the Dodgers at bay on the scoreboard until the sixth inning, when they finally broke through for a pair of runs courtesy of RBI hits by Corey Seager and Justin Turner. It was a strong showing given the opponent and Nelson will try to keep the good vibes going when he brings a 3.75 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into a home showdown with the Nationals next time he takes the ball.
Aug 27 - 7:46 PM

Jimmy Nelson wasn't at his best on Tuesday, giving up three runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Giants.

Nelson also surrendered three free passes in the game, though he did strike out six. The Giants scratched out a run against him in the second inning, then added on with a two-run blast from Brandon Crawford in the fifth. He'll carry a 3.79 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Sunday's tilt against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Aug 23 - 1:36 AM

Jimmy Nelson yielded five runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Milwaukee eventually won the game 7-6, with the victory going to setup man Anthony Swarzak. Nelson struck out seven batters and issued only one walk, but the Pirates tallied eight hits against him and the right-hander committed an error on a pickoff throw in the top of the first inning which led to Pittsburgh's first run. Nelson is 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 169/38 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings. Up next is a road start against the last-place Giants.
Aug 16 - 5:27 PM

Jimmy Nelson was absolutely demolished in Friday's 11-10 loss to the Reds, surrendering 10 runs (nine earned) on 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Nelson allowed one run in the first inning, but his true undoing came in the third inning. In that frame he yakked up RBI hits to Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Tucker and when the dust settled, the Brewers trailed 7-2. Nelson struck out four and walked three in the nightmare outing. The start raised his ERA from 3.24 to 3.72. He will try for better results -- they cannot get much worse -- in a road showdown with the Rockies next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 12 - 12:19 AM

Jimmy Nelson worked eight innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision versus the Rays.

Nelson deserved a victory for the effort, but the Brewers' offense gave him only one run of support and Jacob Barnes coughed up a walk-off homer to Rays slugger Steven Souza in the bottom of the ninth. Nelson struck out nine batters over his eight impressive frames while walking two and surrendering six hits. The 28-year-old right-hander holds an excellent 3.24 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 158/34 K/BB ratio in 141 2/3 innings this season. Up next is a start at home against the last-place Reds.
Aug 6 - 4:05 PM

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