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Team W-L L10 STRK
49-29 6-4 L1
47-34 3-7 W1
40-37 2-8 L4
35-44 3-7 L2
35-44 5-5 W2

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 0 1.78 20 7 1.07

Top Kyle Nelson News

  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Successful as opener

    Nelson issued a walk in a scoreless inning as the opener in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    Nelson got through a scoreless inning of work despite throwing just seven of 15 pitches for strikes. He lowered his ERA to 1.93 with a 19:3 K:BB through 18.2 innings this season. However, Sunday's outing snapped the 25-year-old's streak of 15 consecutive contests without issuing a walk.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Will open Sunday

    Nelson will serve as the Diamondbacks' opening pitcher Sunday against the Phillies, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    By tapping the left-handed Nelson, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo hopes to neutralize sluggers Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper, lefty hitters at the top of the Phillies' order. Nelson is not expected to go much more than an inning. Luke Weaver, who Arizona added to its taxi squad Saturday, is expected to pitch multiple innings following Nelson. The need for a fill-in starter was created when Humberto Castellanos (elbow) was added to the 15-day injured list.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Back from injured list

    Nelson was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.

    Nelson spent the last 10 days on the injured list but is ready to return without a rehab assignment. His return will be a boost to the Diamondbacks' bullpen, as he owns an excellent 1.23 ERA over 14.2 innings and has struck out 16 batters while walking just two.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Moves to COVID-19 IL

    The Diamondbacks placed Nelson on the injured list Wednesday without a designation, implying that he's been added to the COVID-19-related IL.

    Outfielder/designated hitter Cooper Hummel was also placed on the COVID-19-related IL, with Arizona calling up infielder Yonny Hernandez and reliever Jacob Webb to take their spots on the active roster. Nelson has been a standout performer in the Arizona bullpen this season, gathering a win and five holds while posting a 1.23 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB across 14.2 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Continues to excel in bullpen

    Nelson (1-0) picked up a relief win Monday, allowing one hit and striking out two over a scoreless inning in a 4-3 victory over Miami.

    Nelson logged three outs across the sixth and seventh innings and was the pitcher of record when Ketel Marte launched a game-deciding home run. The scoreless outing was Nelson's 11th in 12 appearances and lowered his ERA to 1.50. The left-hander has allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 14 over 12 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Streamlined pitch mix

    Nelson ditched his cutter in favor of exclusively throwing a fastball-slider mix, Theo Mackie of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Nelson added the cutter during the offseason leading up to 2021 in hopes of showing a third viable pitch, but the results were not good. The left-hander was tagged for a 9.31 ERA across 9.2 innings for Cleveland before being demoted. His performance in the minors was equally discouraging, so the Guardians eventually cut him loose. The Diamondbacks, whose analytics staff was intrigued by the fastball-slider mix, quickly claimed him off waivers. After getting him to scrap the cutter, the 25-year-old pitcher has been a gem out of the bullpen since getting the call from Triple-A Reno. Across 7.2 innings this season, Nelson has not allowed a run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Remains unscored upon

    Nelson allowed two hits over a scoreless 1.1 innings in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Mets.

    Nelson needed one pitch to get out of a two-on jam created by Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning then had an eventful seventh. He worked around two singles, a wild pitch and an error during the inning that also featured Robinson Cano being ruled out when a batted ball struck him -- the second time a runner was hit by a batted ball during the game. Nelson has allowed three hits and two walks while striking out seven over 6.2 scoreless innings since being called up from Triple-A Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Recalled by Arizona

    Nelson was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

    Nelson was claimed off waivers by Arizona during the offseason, and he was set to begin the season at Triple-A Reno. However, he'll now have the chance to improve on his past big-league opportunities, during which he's posted a 12.19 ERA across 10.1 innings. Nelson will be limited to low-leverage outings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Claimed by Arizona

    Nelson was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Nelson was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Friday after he posted a 9.31 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 9.2 innings across 10 major-league appearances in 2021. Although he spent most of the year in the minors, he should be in the mix for a major-league roster spot in Arizona during the 2022 campaign.

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  • Guardians' Kyle Nelson: Removed from 40-man roster

    Nelson was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Friday.

    Nelson posted a 9.31 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 9.2 innings across 10 appearances in the majors last year. He spent the second half of the season at Triple-A Columbus and will now be cast off the 40-man roster.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Sent to Triple-A

    Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

    Nelson hasn't looked good in 10 relief appearances this season, struggling to a 9.31 ERA and an 8:8 K:BB. He'll try to get back on track in the minors, with Logan Allen joining the big-league roster in a corresponding move.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Inconsistent through 10 appearances

    Nelson has a 9.31 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP through his first 10 appearances this season.

    While those are daunting numbers, the southpaw has actually kept runs off the board in eight of his outings. Nelson's ratios have been warped by the two times he's allowed five runs. A 7.4 BB/9 is still too high to be considered effective, but considering he's pitched to a 4.58 FIP, the reliever should be in line for a statistical correction over time. He allowed just one walk and struck out one over 1.1 innings in Sunday's 8-2 loss to Minnesota.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Recalled by Cleveland

    Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

    Nelson was sent down Saturday, but he'll return to the major-league roster after Shane Bieber (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday. Nelson has posted a 7.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in six innings across six relief appearances with the major-league club this year.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Sent down Saturday

    Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Cleveland needed to clear a spot for Saturday's starter Triston McKenzie. Nelson gave up five earned runs in one inning June 6 in Baltimore and has not entered a game since then.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Disaster inning Sunday

    Nelson allowed five runs on five hits and a walk in one inning of Sunday's 18-5 loss to Baltimore.

    By the time the southpaw entered the contest in the seventh inning, Cleveland already trailed 12-3. Nelson did nothing to improve the situation, allowing Baltimore to tack on five more runs. The 24-year-old had strung together five scoreless innings across five appearances prior to Sunday's disaster. He has yet to record a decision or a hold, and it's expected he'll remain in low-leverage assignments.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Recalled to big leagues

    Cleveland recalled Nelson from Triple-A Columbus to its major-league roster Saturday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    The reliever has pitched two scoreless innings with Cleveland this season and has allowed one earned run in 7.1 innings with Triple-A Columbus. Nelson fills the roster spot of Triston McKenzie, whom the team optioned Saturday.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Optioned to alternate camp

    Nelson was optioned to Cleveland's alternate training site Monday.

    Nelson spent the last week in the major-league bullpen and allowed no hits and one walk while striking out two in two scoreless innings across two appearances. He'll now head back to the alternate training site as part of a move to make room for Franmil Reyes (personal) and Harold Ramirez on the active roster.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Perfect inning in season debut

    Nelson pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout in Wednesday's 10-2 loss to the Twins.

    Nelson made a solid first impression in his season debut. The 24-year-old southpaw isn't expected to see much high-leverage work while with the big club.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Joins big club

    Cleveland recalled Nelson from its alternate training site ahead of Monday's game against the Twins, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Nelson will give the Cleveland bullpen an extra arm after Nick Wittgren (personal) was placed on the paternity list Monday in a corresponding move. Expect the 24-year-old lefty to work mostly in low-leverage scenarios while he's up with the big club.

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  • Indians' Kyle Nelson: Sent to minors

    Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The 24-year-old was competing for a spot in the bullpen to start the season, and he had a strong spring training with one run allowed and an 8:0 K:BB over five innings. Nelson still figures to be in the mix this season as Cleveland shuffles its bullpen pieces.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 175 lbs
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Age: 25
Bats/Throws: L, L