Chris Nelson 3B SD 12 Days
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 SD 13 Days
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 SD 15 Days
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 SD 17 Days
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 SD 2 Months
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 SD 3 Months
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 SD 3 Months
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 SD 4 Months
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.
Chris Nelson 3B SD 5 Months
Reds re-signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor league deal; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.
Nelson opted out 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.
Chris Nelson 3B SD 6 Months
Chris Nelson opted out of his contract with the Reds and has requested his release.
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.