Most improved positions for 2015 season
FEB 17, 7:10a ET | Zachary Levine
Rotowire: May 9 / 7:55a ET
News: Nelson signed with the Brewers after opting out of his contract with the Phillies, Chris Cotillo of SBNation reports.
Impact: It can't be encouraging that Nelson wasn't able to break onto the Phillies' roster given how badly they've struggled, but he'll now try to make the majors with Milwaukee. He hit .278/.328/.352 with Triple-A Lehigh, but he's done little to indicate that he deserves regular time in the big leagues.
Rotowire: May 8 / 8:34a ET
News: Nelson was released by the Phillies on Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.
Impact: The 29-year-old third baseman was languishing in the minor leagues, and may struggle to catch on with another organization in any meaningful capacity.
Rotowire: Mar 29 / 10:45a ET
News: The Phillies assigned Nelson to minor league camp Sunday, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Nelson was 4-for-17 this spring. He was competing for a utility job with the Phillies.