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Sun, 19 May 2013 10:26:37 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have claimed 3B Chris Nelson off waivers from the New York Yankees and added him to the 25-man roster. In a corresponding move, INF Luis Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Wed, 15 May 2013 13:01:28 -0700
New York Yankees INF David Adams was called up from the minors Wednesday, May 15, and 3B Chris Nelson was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Adams will serve as infield depth with Eduardo Nunez (ribs) still out. Once Nunez returns, expect Jayson Nix to shift back to third base. Adams will probably receive occasional starts, but likely shouldn't warrant attention outside of AL-only leagues.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:46:54 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) has resumed on-field work while playing catch and fielding groundballs.
Fantasy Tip: The Yanks could definitely use Youkilis back at the hot corner and in their lineup. Jayson Nix has shifted over to shortstop with Eduardo Nunez (ribs) out and Chris Nelson is manning third base right now. Both Nix and Nelson should be limited to use in AL-only leagues, and when Youk returns, they won't have much value left.
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:48:35 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired INF Alberto Gonzalez from the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 10, in exchange for future considerations.
Fantasy Tip: The Yankees are banged up, period, but especially on the infield. Jayson Nix has been starting at shortstop with Eduardo Nunez (rib cage) and Chris Nelson has been filling in at third base. Kevin Youkilis (back) remains on the disabled list. Gonzalez will serve as infield depth, but with Nunez expected to come back soon, he might not see much time. Reserve him strictly for deep AL formats.
Thu, 09 May 2013 10:42:47 -0700
New York Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez (rib cage) is unlikely to be ready Thursday, May 9, after doing some light throwing and taking ground balls Wednesday, May 8. Nunez said he still felt "a little tight." Manager Joe Girardi said Nunez must be pain-free and do batting drills in the cage before he returns.
Fantasy Tip: The Yankees are testing their infield depth with Nunez out for a few days. Jayson Nix has been filling in at shortstop and Chris Nelson has been playing the hot corner with Nunez out. Nix has become valuable in most AL leagues with both Nunez and Kevin Youkilis (back) out.
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:26:19 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) jogged, played catch and hit off a tee at the team's spring training complex for the third time Wednesday, May 8.
Fantasy Tip: A-Rod won't be back until after the All-Star break, but it's a good sign that he's already going through baseball activities. With Kevin Youkilis (back) on the DL, Jayson Nix will continue to share duties at the hot corner with Chris Nelson.
Wed, 01 May 2013 20:25:33 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired INF Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 1. The Yankees will either send cash or a player to be named to the Rockies. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees moved C Francisco Cervelli (hand) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Nelson should see a good chunk of the starts at third base, especially with Kevin Youkilis (back) on the 15-day disabled list and Alex Rodriguez (hip) out until after the All-Star break. There is plenty of opportunity for Nelson to shine, so fantasy owners in AL-only leagues, and even deeper mixed formats, will want to take advantage.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:35:39 -0700
The New York Yankees might be interested in trading for Colorado Rockies 3B Chris Nelson, but they have concerns about his defense.
Fantasy Tip: AL-only leaguers in need of third base help need to monitor this situation if the Yankees feel they aneed Nelson to help while Kevin Youkilis (back) is on the disabled list.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:49:46 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have recalled 3B Nolan Arenado from Triple-A Colorado Springs. In a corresponding move, INF Chris Nelson has been designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Arenado will become the Rockies' starter at the hot corner. He was batting .364 with three home runs and 21 RBIs at Colorado Springs.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:02:31 -0700
If Colorado Rockies 3B Chris Nelson fails to beat out 3B Nolan Arenado for the starting job at third base, the team might try to move him. He is likely strong enough defensively to be an effective utility man at second base and shortstop, and he is out of options, which might lead to a trade.