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Nelson (shoulder) remains throwing off flat ground and won't be able to throw off a mound until sometime after Opening Day, Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.

Manager Craig Counsell said there probably won't be another update until the end of spring training, when Nelson will be 6-to-7 weeks into his throwing program. According to this report, an estimated return for Nelson around the All-Star break seems reasonable, which is a bit more conservative than some previous estimates. Drafting Nelson this season is very format dependent, as he certainly carries value in draft-and-hold formats with deep benches or leagues with DL spots, but is close to unrosterable in mixed leagues with few bench spots.

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