D-backs claim left-hander Kyle Nelson from Cleveland Guardians

Nov 24, 2021, 3:42 PM
Kyle Nelson #30 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth innin...
Kyle Nelson #30 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning at Progressive Field on April 28, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins defeated the Indians 10-2. (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)

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.


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