Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson

SP - MIL - MiLB
Age: 30College: AlabamaBats: RThrows: R

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Last seen in the majors on September 8, 2017, Nelson returned from a partially torn labrum and a strained rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder June 5. Before the injury cut his 2017 short, he had posted a 3.49 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 175.1 innings. Returning to ace territory, of course, isn't easy after so much time away. He allowed 14 runs in three starts spanning 12 innings before getting moved to the bullpen. Those who patiently stashed Nelson may have little choice but to cut him in standard mixed leagues.

Nelson was top five in xFIP prior to his injury that has taken much longer to recover from than expected. There is a chance he will return in May, but even if he does, it doesn't necessarily mean he will return to form right away or even ever.