Chris Nelson 3B PHI 3 days ago

The Phillies assigned Nelson to minor league camp on Sunday, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Nelson was 4-for-17 this spring. He was competing for a utility job with the Phillies.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 4 months ago

Nelson signed a minor league contract with the Phillies, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Nelson has appeared in 282 games at the major league level over the past five seasons, including 27 with San Diego in 2014. The 29-year-old doesn't have much power or speed to speak of, but he's a .308/.364/.479 career hitter at the Triple-A level and gives the Phillies some quality organizational infield depth.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 7 months ago

Nelson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Unsurprisingly, there were few teams interesting in adding the journeyman infielder to their 40-man roster during the stretch run. Nelson will likely pack it for the season and look to land a minor-league contract with an organization over the winter.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 7 months ago

Nelson was designated for assignment Tuesday.

The Padres welcomed Nelson back from paternity leave by dropping him from their 40-man roster, giving him a head start on looking for employment this offseason. Nelson will likely have to settle for a minor-league contract after slashing a pitiful .233/.296/.274 over his 81 plate appearances with the Padres.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 7 months ago

Nelson (personal) will return from paternity leave Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Nelson was away from the team for three games following the birth of his child. Prior to going on leave, Nelson had seen semi-regular work at third base, but with Jedd Gyorko back healthy from a hamstring injury and bumping Yangervis Solarte over to third, expect Nelson's at-bats to dry up in September.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 7 months ago

Nelson was placed on the paternity list Saturday.

The timing is pretty convenient for the Padres, as they will not need to make a corresponding move to activated Nelson, assuming he remains away through the weekend. Nelson is batting just .205/.295/.231 this month and will likely continue seeing only occasional starts around the infield in September.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 8 months ago

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.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 9 months ago

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.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 9 months ago

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.

Chris Nelson 3B PHI 11 months ago

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.