MLB: Dodgers bring back reliever who likely won’t pitch in 2022; secures it for 2023

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.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Dodgers bring back reliever who likely won’t pitch in 2022; secures it for 2023