Chris Nelson 3B MIL 2 weeks ago

Nelson is signing with the Brewers after opting out of his contract with the Phillies, Chris Cotillo of SBNation reports.

It can't be encouraging that Nelson wasn't able to break into the Phillies' roster given how badly they've struggled, but he'll now try to make the majors with Milwaukee. He was okay at Triple-A Lehigh with a .278/.328/.352 slash line, but nothing to imply he can see any regular time in the majors.

Chris Nelson 3B MIL 2 weeks ago

Nelson was released by the Phillies on Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

The 29-year-old third baseman was languishing in the minor leagues, and may struggle to catch on with another organization in any meaningful capacity.

Chris Nelson 3B MIL 2 months 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 MIL 6 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 MIL 9 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 MIL 9 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 MIL 9 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 MIL 9 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 MIL 10 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 MIL 11 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.