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Phillies' Nick Nelson: Moved to 15-day IL
Nelson (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to March 27.
Nelson suffered a moderate left hamstring strain in mid-March and will not be part of the Opening Day roster mix in Philly. He should be able to fill a swingman role before the end of April.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Shut down with hamstring strain
Nelson was diagnosed Wednesday with a moderate left hamstring strain, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
It doesn't sound like a huge long-term concern, but Nelson will be shut down for a bit and might run out of time to get fully ramped up for the beginning of the 2023 regular season. The 27-year-old right-hander had been projected for a swingman role out of the gate in Philly.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: To start Grapefruit League opener
Nelson will start the Phillies' Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Yankees, Alex Coffey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Nelson projects to serve as a long reliever and/or bullpen-game starter this year for the reigning NL champs, but there's always the possibility that a camp injury or two could thrust him into the Opening Day rotation. He'll probably go about two innings Saturday and build up from there.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Back on roster
Nelson was added to Philadelphia's roster for the World Series on Friday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Nelson was on the roster for the NLDS but didn't make an appearance against Atlanta. The 26-year-old is likely to work in a low-leverage spot if utilized out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Left off NLCS roster
Nelson was not included on the Phillies' NLCS roster Tuesday.
Nelson joined the roster for the NLDS with David Robertson out with a strained calf, but he didn't get the chance to pitch in any of the four games. Robertson is good to go for the NLCS, so Nelson is no longer needed.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Joins roster for NLDS
Nelson was added to the NLDS roster for the Phillies' series against Atlanta on Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Nelson was left off the roster for the NL Wild Card Series but is needed again with David Robertson (calf) unavailable. Nelson is unlikely to see the field in a close game, as he struggled to a 4.85 ERA this season.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Off wild-card roster
Nelson was left off the Phillies' roster for the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals on Friday, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Nelson spent the full 2022 campaign in Philadelphia's bullpen but won't be included on the opening roster for the playoffs. He appeared in 47 games and had a 4.85 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 69:36 K:BB across 68.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Picks up first career save
Nelson recorded the final out of Friday's 5-3 win over the Nationals to collect his first career save.
Brad Hand entered the game to begin the ninth inning, but after he surrendered a pair of two-out singles, Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson turned to Nelson to finish up. The right-hander doesn't seem likely to see consistent high-leverage usage going forward, however, as he's posted a 6.75 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 13:8 K:BB through 13.1 innings since the beginning of August.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Opens in loss
Nelson (3-2) took the loss Tuesday in Atlanta, allowing two runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out three in two innings.
Nelson opened for the second time this season and held Atlanta scoreless through the first two innings. In the third, he hit Michael Harris and walked Ronald Acuna and was promptly removed. The 26-year-old had allowed only two runs while striking out 17 in 14.2 innings before Tuesday's loss. He'll likely return to a middle-relief role for his next appearance.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Starting bullpen game
Nelson will start a bullpen game for the Phillies against Atlanta on Tuesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Nelson served as an opener July 7 against the Nationals and struck out two in two scoreless innings. The right-hander should be able to pitch longer than usual since he hasn't made an appearance since July 26, but he shouldn't be expected to handle a significant workload since the Phillies are planning for a bullpen game. Nelson posted a 1.59 ERA, 15:5 K:BB and 1.24 WHIP in 11.1 innings over eight appearances in July.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Fans four as opener
Nelson opened Sunday, allowing a run on three hits and a walk while striking out four in two innings in a 4-3 loss in St. Louis. He did not factor into the decision.
After striking out the side in the first inning, Nelson allowed singles to three of the first four batters in the second, leading to the Cardinals' first run. It was the first time the Phillies used him as an opener all season. Including Sunday, the 26-year-old has allowed just one run in his last 9.2 innings while posting an 11:3 K:BB across five outings. He'll likely move back to his middle-relief role in his next outing.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Serving as opener
Nelson will serve as the opener during Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Nelson has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen to begin the season, but he'll make his first start of the year as Sunday's opener. He's lasted multiple innings in four of his last five appearances and has posted a 0.90 ERA and 0.70 WHIP in 10 innings during that time. Cristopher Sanchez will serve as the primary pitcher against St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Wins bullpen spot
Nelson will break camp in the big-league bullpen, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Nelson, who was acquired from the Yankees in November, owns a 6.43 ERA in 35 career major-league innings, with his 16.1 percent walk rate standing out as a significant red flag. The Phillies will carry 10 relievers to start the season, but Nelson will have to pitch much better than he has in the past if he's to keep his job once rosters shrink back to 26 players in early May.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Nelson: Traded to Phillies
Nelson and catcher Donny Sands were traded from the Yankees to the Phillies on Friday in exchange for left-hander Joel Valdez and first baseman T.J. Rumsfield.
Nelson spent most of the 2021 season in the minors but made 11 appearances (two starts) with the Yankees. He posted a lackluster 8.79 ERA and 2.16 WHIP in 14.1 innings and will now attempt to carve out a role with his new club.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Heads to minors
The Yankees optioned Nelson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.
Nelson appeared in one game after being recalled Aug. 9 and threw a one inning with two walks and an unearned run. With an 8.79 ERA and 2.16 WHIP through 14.1 innings this season, the righty doesn't figure to see another big-league opportunity unless an injuries or another illness outbreak creates numerous roster openings.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Recalled by Yankees
Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Nelson was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday following a one-day stint on the major-league roster, but he'll return to the Yankees' bullpen as part of a move after Gleyber Torres (thumb) landed on the 10-day injured list Monday. The right-hander has posted a 9.45 ERA and 2.17 WHIP in 13.1 innings across 10 appearances (two starts) in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Sent back to Triple-A
Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
Nelson was promoted from Triple-A on Saturday and will return there a day later without pitching in the majors. The 25-year-old has a 9.45 ERA, 2.17 WHIP and 22:14 K:BB across 13.1 innings for the Yankees this season.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Called up Saturday
Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Nelson spent just over two weeks in the minors but will rejoin the Yankees' bullpen after Aroldis Chapman (elbow) was placed on the injured list. The right-hander allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and five walks while striking out nine in 6.1 innings across four relief appearances during his recent time at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Sent to Triple-A
Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
Nelson appeared in only one game since the All-Star break and allowed a hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning while blowing a save. The right-hander will return to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he has a 2.73 ERA over 29.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
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