Yankees acquire infielder Chris Nelson

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The Yankees have announced that they have acquired INF Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for either cash or a player to be named later.

Nelson, 27, was drafted ninth overall by the Rockies in the 2004. After playing in a combined 80 games in 2010-2011, Nelson had his best year in the big leagues last season when he hit .301 with nine homers and 53 RBIs in 111 games. This year, he is currently hitting .242 with no homers and four RBIs in 21 games.

Nelson has played 139 games at third, 54 at second and three at shortstop throughout his career. A righty hitter, he will be a welcome addition to a lefty-laiden team. After tonight’s game, manager Joe Girardi said he expects Nelson to possibly be with the club on Friday. Francisco Cervelli has been moved to the 60-day DL in order to make room on the 40-man roster.

 

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Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.

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