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Jimmy Nelson, who missed the entire 2020 season after undergoing back surgery, was included in the list of eight potential starting pitchers for the Dodgers when manager Dave Roberts spoke with reporters on Thursday.
Even though the Dodgers have eight possible starting pitchers they won't employ an eight-man rotation, obviously. Nelson has only pitched 22 innings over the last three seasons due to injuries. His last season of any significance was in 2017 when he went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 199 strikeouts over 175 1/3 innings for the Brewers. The big right-hander will have some pretty stiff competition to beat out if he wants to crack the starting rotation this year.
The Dodgers placed Jimmy Nelson (back) on the 45-day IL.
Nelson required back surgery earlier this month and will miss the entire 2020 season. This move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly signed Jake McGee.
Jimmy Nelson will undergo back surgery and has been ruled out for the season.
Nelson will undergo back surgery on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season. He has had trouble staying healthy since his breakout campaign in 2017. Nelson has missed timed due to shoulder and back injuries. The 31-year-old has a $2 million club option for 2021. Nelson owned a (0-2) record with a 6.95 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and a 26:17 K:BB across 22 innings last season.
Jimmy Nelson has been shut down from throwing after experiencing lower body discomfort after a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Nelson has dealt with a myriad of injuries to begin camp, all related to the groin / lower body. This shutdown puts Nelson in a precarious position to work towards securing a rotation or bullpen spot for the Dodgers come Opening Day.
Jorge Castillo of the L.A. Times reports the Dodgers have come to terms with right-hander Jimmy Nelson.
The contract guarantees about $1 million but can max out at around $13 million over two years. Nelson didn't pitch at all in 2018 and appeared in just 10 games last season. The Dodgers will reportedly give him a chance to win a rotation spot in spring training. If that doesn't work out he could also have a spot in the bullpen.