veteran right-hander Jimmy Nelson is back with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as it is in the clubhouse this Thursday morning. A locker was installed for Nelson. Nelson signed a one-year major league deal with a club option covering the 2023 season.
Nelson, 32 years old, 1.98 meters tall and 113 kilos in weight, receives a salary of $700,000 in 2022. The club option is valued at $1.1 million and contains potential performance bonuses:
Nelson, a CAA Sports client, would also presumably give the Dodgers control over Nelson’s 2023 season, given that he is unlikely to pitch for most of the current season.
James Jacob Nelson (his given name) had flexor and Tommy John repair surgery last August, which should sideline him for the vast majority or all of the upcoming 2022 season.
When healthy, Nelson was a powerhouse in Los Angeles’ 2021 bullpen. In 29 innings of relief, Nelson posted a 1.86 ERA and struck out 37.9% of the 116 batters he faced.
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The former Milwaukee Brewers right-hander averaged 94 mph on his fastball and posted a strong 14.9% swing strike rate during that brief run. It was a notable turnaround from an ugly 2019 campaign in which Nelson posted a nearly 7.00 ERA in a similar sample of innings while trying to recover from a notable injury.
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