D-backs claim left-hander Kyle Nelson from Cleveland Guardians
Nov 24, 2021, 3:42 PM
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The Arizona Diamondbacks made a roster move on Wednesday.
The D-backs announced that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Kyle Nelson from the Cleveland Guardians.
Cleveland designated the 25-year-old Nelson for assignment last Friday.
Nelson was drafted No. 462 overall in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of UCSB.
He has pitched 10.1 innings over 11 appearances in his two years at the big league level — all of which have come out of the bullpen.
The southpaw’s rookie year in the coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2020 season only featured one outing, but he followed that up with 10 games this past season.
Nelson threw 9.2 innings last year, registering a 4.62 ERA, 1.862 WHIP and a 7.4 strikeouts per nine rate on eight punchouts in 2021.
The Diamondbacks’ 40-man roster is now at 40.