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Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Optioned to Reno
The Diamondbacks optioned Nelson to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
Nelson had an outstanding season in 2022, logging a 2.19 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through 37 innings out of the bullpen. Unfortunately, he got hit around a bit more in the spring, giving up four earned runs over 8.2 frames. The 26-year-old southpaw will begin the season in Triple-A, but he figures to be one of the top choices to be called up should Arizona need more bullpen depth.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Ready for start of season
Nelson (elbow) will be ready for the start of spring training, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Nelson missed the final few weeks of the season while he was dealing with inflammation in his left shoulder. Prior to the injury, the 26-year-old was one of the most effective members of the Arizona bullpen, posting a 2.19 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 37 innings from 43 appearances. Assuming he carries his health into the start of the regular season, Nelson should be a bridge in the middle innings to Mark Melancon or whoever wins the Diamondbacks' closing job.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Heading to injured list
Nelson was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday with left elbow inflammation.
The 26-year-old apparently suffered the injury Monday against the Dodgers, when he allowed three runs on a hit and a walk without recording an out. It's been a breakout campaign for Nelson with a 2.19 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 30:14 K:BB over 37 innings this year, but the elbow injury could bring his season to an early end.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Takes loss
Nelson (2-1) picked up Monday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing three runs one hit, one walk and a hit batsman without retiring a batter.
Nelson came in after starter Ryne Nelson flummoxed the Dodgers over six shutout innings. The reliever Nelson, who had four straight scoreless appearances since coming off the injured list Sept. 1, left with none out and bases loaded. The lefty reliever has a 2.19 ERA, 30 strikeouts, 14 walks and 11 holds through 37 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Picks up hold
Nelson hit a batter and retired three over a scoreless eighth inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 5-1 win over Milwaukee.
After Zac Gallen's seven shutout innings, Nelson came on to protect a 3-0 lead, his first setup opportunity since being activated off the injured list. The left-hander walked three in his first outing off the IL, and this one didn't start any better when he hit Victor Caratini, but Nelson retired the next three batters to preserve the lead. Nelson will be part of the late-game crew, called to throw in setup or high-leverage situations. He's been a surprising find for the Diamondbacks, posting a 1.51 ERA (3.08 FIP) after pitching himself out of the Guardians' organization.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Earns shaky win
Nelson (2-0) allowed three walks and struck out one over a third of an inning to pick up the win over Milwaukee on Friday.
Nelson couldn't find the plate, managing just six strikes among his 20 pitches, but he was the pitcher of record when Arizona took the lead. He entered a scoreless game with two outs and a runner on after 4.2 innings from starter Kyle Davies and walked three consecutive batters, allowing a run charged to the starter. This was Nelson's first game back from the injured list, so some leeway should be given. The left-hander has pitched well out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen (1.56 ERA) and had surrendered just eight walks over 34.1 innings (2.1 BB/9) prior to Friday's results.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Back from IL
Nelson (back) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Thursday.
Nelson has been out for the past month due to back spasms, but he'll rejoin the Diamondbacks on Thursday after making one rehab appearance with Triple-A Reno. The 26-year-old has eight holds with a 1.57 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB across 34.1 innings this year and should re-enter the high-leverage mix now that he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Throws again Monday
Nelson (back) threw in a game setting at Arizona's training facility and appears to be on the verge of returning from the injured list, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
The Diamondbacks will evaluate Nelson's response to the session Tuesday and get him back "as quickly as possible," per manager Torey Lovullo.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Starts up rehab assignment
Nelson (back) began a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Reno and retired two batters while working around a hit and two walks in his first appearance.
Nelson was placed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 2 with lower-back spasms and will likely require at least one more rehab appearance before being activated. Prior to being shelved with the back injury, Nelson posted a 1.57 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB in 34.1 innings with Arizona while picking up one win and eight holds.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Lands on injured list
Nelson was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday, retroactive to Aug. 5, with lower back spasms.
Nelson has been outstanding out of Arizona's bullpen this season, posting a 1.57 ERA and 0.90 WHIP over 34.1 innings, but the club will be without one of its most reliable relievers for at least the next couple weeks. Edwin Uceta was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take Nelson's place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Successful as opener
Nelson issued a walk in a scoreless inning as the opener in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Nelson got through a scoreless inning of work despite throwing just seven of 15 pitches for strikes. He lowered his ERA to 1.93 with a 19:3 K:BB through 18.2 innings this season. However, Sunday's outing snapped the 25-year-old's streak of 15 consecutive contests without issuing a walk.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Will open Sunday
Nelson will serve as the Diamondbacks' opening pitcher Sunday against the Phillies, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
By tapping the left-handed Nelson, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo hopes to neutralize sluggers Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper, lefty hitters at the top of the Phillies' order. Nelson is not expected to go much more than an inning. Luke Weaver, who Arizona added to its taxi squad Saturday, is expected to pitch multiple innings following Nelson. The need for a fill-in starter was created when Humberto Castellanos (elbow) was added to the 15-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Back from injured list
Nelson was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.
Nelson spent the last 10 days on the injured list but is ready to return without a rehab assignment. His return will be a boost to the Diamondbacks' bullpen, as he owns an excellent 1.23 ERA over 14.2 innings and has struck out 16 batters while walking just two.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Moves to COVID-19 IL
The Diamondbacks placed Nelson on the injured list Wednesday without a designation, implying that he's been added to the COVID-19-related IL.
Outfielder/designated hitter Cooper Hummel was also placed on the COVID-19-related IL, with Arizona calling up infielder Yonny Hernandez and reliever Jacob Webb to take their spots on the active roster. Nelson has been a standout performer in the Arizona bullpen this season, gathering a win and five holds while posting a 1.23 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB across 14.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Continues to excel in bullpen
Nelson (1-0) picked up a relief win Monday, allowing one hit and striking out two over a scoreless inning in a 4-3 victory over Miami.
Nelson logged three outs across the sixth and seventh innings and was the pitcher of record when Ketel Marte launched a game-deciding home run. The scoreless outing was Nelson's 11th in 12 appearances and lowered his ERA to 1.50. The left-hander has allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 14 over 12 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Streamlined pitch mix
Nelson ditched his cutter in favor of exclusively throwing a fastball-slider mix, Theo Mackie of the Arizona Republic reports.
Nelson added the cutter during the offseason leading up to 2021 in hopes of showing a third viable pitch, but the results were not good. The left-hander was tagged for a 9.31 ERA across 9.2 innings for Cleveland before being demoted. His performance in the minors was equally discouraging, so the Guardians eventually cut him loose. The Diamondbacks, whose analytics staff was intrigued by the fastball-slider mix, quickly claimed him off waivers. After getting him to scrap the cutter, the 25-year-old pitcher has been a gem out of the bullpen since getting the call from Triple-A Reno. Across 7.2 innings this season, Nelson has not allowed a run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Remains unscored upon
Nelson allowed two hits over a scoreless 1.1 innings in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Mets.
Nelson needed one pitch to get out of a two-on jam created by Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning then had an eventful seventh. He worked around two singles, a wild pitch and an error during the inning that also featured Robinson Cano being ruled out when a batted ball struck him -- the second time a runner was hit by a batted ball during the game. Nelson has allowed three hits and two walks while striking out seven over 6.2 scoreless innings since being called up from Triple-A Reno.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Recalled by Arizona
Nelson was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Nelson was claimed off waivers by Arizona during the offseason, and he was set to begin the season at Triple-A Reno. However, he'll now have the chance to improve on his past big-league opportunities, during which he's posted a 12.19 ERA across 10.1 innings. Nelson will be limited to low-leverage outings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Claimed by Arizona
Nelson was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Nelson was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Friday after he posted a 9.31 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 9.2 innings across 10 major-league appearances in 2021. Although he spent most of the year in the minors, he should be in the mix for a major-league roster spot in Arizona during the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Kyle Nelson: Removed from 40-man roster
Nelson was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Friday.
Nelson posted a 9.31 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 9.2 innings across 10 appearances in the majors last year. He spent the second half of the season at Triple-A Columbus and will now be cast off the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
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