Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson’s rehab game with Missions a promising sign

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson making a rehab appearance with the San Antonio Missions against the Round Rock Express on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Jimmy Nelson making a rehab appearance with the Missions against the Express on Sunday. – photo by Joe Alexander
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson took the mound for the San Antonio Missions on Sunday.

The Triple-A game at Wolff Stadium was Nelson’s first game since he suffered a shoulder injury late in the 2017 season.

That was a promising year for Nelson. The 6-foot-6 right-hander had a 12-6 record and 3.49 ERA with the Brewers.

But that came to an end when he was hurt and diagnosed with a partially torn labrum and a strained rotator cuff. That not only ended his 2017 season, he missed 2018 as well.

Sunday night, Nelson went 3 1/3 innings and threw 72 pitches against the Round Rock Express. The 2010 second-round draft pick allowed three earned runs and two hits with three strikeouts and four walks.

The key for the Brewers is that Nelson came out of the game healthy.

Nelson is scheduled to pitch for the Missions again on Saturday, according to a report from Adam McCalvy, who covers the Brewers.

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