Jimmy Nelson is slated to make his fourth and what may well be his final appearance in a San Antonio Missions uniform on Thursday.
The Missions are playing on the road against the Round Rock Express – central Texas weather permitting.
The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher has appeared in three games with the Missions while rehabbing from an injury suffered late in the 2017 season.
Nelson started two of his three games with the Missions and has a 2-0 record with a 3.77 ERA. In his last outing, he pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and threw 86 pitches (54 strikes).
If all goes well Thursday, the 6-foot-6 right hander might once again be a starter for the Brewers by next week.
Todd Rosiak, who covers the Brewers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reported this quote from Brewers manager Craig Counsel:
“Then, at that point, we’ve got to make a decision. It’s just time. He’s healthy, he’s responding well. We’ve got to decide on putting him in the starting rotation.”
Nelson had a 12-6 record and 3.49 ERA in 29 starts with the Brewers in 2017. His season ended when he was diagnosed with a partially torn labrum and a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder.