Nelson pitched a perfect inning against Atlanta on Friday, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The right-hander was activated from the injured list Thursday and got into Friday's contest in the sixth inning. He struck out Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley before retiring Dansby Swanson on a lineout. Nelson has emerged as a critical part of the Dodgers' bullpen this season after missing all of 2020. His 14.5 K/9 on the season ranks 11th among MLB relievers who have logged at least 10 innings.
Nelson (forearm) was activated off the injured list Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Nelson has battled more than his fair share of injuries in recent seasons, but his latest wasn't a particularly worrisome one, as he'll wind up missing just two weeks due to right forearm inflammation. He was pitching quite well prior to the injury, posting a 2.41 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while striking out 39.0 percent of opposing batters in his 18.2 innings of work. He should handle a fairly high-leverage role upon his return but is unlikely to be in the mix for a ninth-inning role.
Nelson (forearm) threw a batting practice session Tuesday and could come off the injured list by the weekend, the Associated Press reports. Nelson has been on the injured list since May 20, but he has been throwing often enough to potentially return to the club without first embarking on a rehab stint. The right-hander has pitched well in relief for the Dodgers this season, posting a 2.41 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, two holds, one win and a 30:11 K:BB across 18.2 innings.
Nelson (forearm) is scheduled to face live hitters Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The 31-year-old completed a bullpen session Saturday and will move to the next step of his rehab program. Nelson has been on the shelf with forearm inflammation since May 23, so he may not require a rehab stint since he was only briefly shut down from throwing.
Nelson (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen this weekend, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Nelson has been on the injured list with right forearm inflammation since Sunday, but he'll resume mound work this weekend. The right-hander is also slated to throw live BP on Tuesday, so he appears to be progressing well in his recovery so far.
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