Brewers place Jimmy Nelson on 10-day DL

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Milwaukee Brewers Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson (52) "Big Sweat" throws a pitch in an MLB game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 27 2017 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
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The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-handed starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson on the club’s 10-day disabled list, the franchise has formally announced. Nelson is still considered to be lost for the rest of the season as he will more than likely be forced to undergo surgery on his injured right shoulder.

However, Nelson remains in line to seek a second opinion while surgery is still probable.

The 28-year-old started 29 games for the Brewers this season, going 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA. Over 175.1 innings of work, Nelson has allowed 171 hits while striking out 199 opposing batters. Nelson, who played his collegiate baseball at the University of Alabama, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 39th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft. However, he failed to sign, and three years later, he was chosen by the Brewers in the second round of the draft.

The Klamath Falls, Oregon native made his major league debut in 2013, making four appearances and starting one game. Across 10 short frames of action, Nelson surrendered just one run on two hits. After going 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA over 14 outings and 12 starts the following year, Nelson became a full-time starter in 2015. That season, the righty went 11-13 with a 4.11 ERA, giving up 163 hits through 177.1 innings, racking up 148 strikeouts.

In 2016, Nelson led the league with 16 losses, a rather dubious distinction. He posted a 4.62 ERA and also walked the most batters in the league, handing out 86 free passes in 179.1 frames. He allowed 186 hits and struck out 140 opposing hitters.

The Brewers came into play on Friday with a record of 77-69 and sat three games behind the rival Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central division.

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