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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-40 3-7 L1
50-48 4-6 W1
48-47 7-3 W3
46-50 4-6 L1
33-63 4-6 L3

2024 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 4.22 8 4 1.13

Top Kyle Nelson News

  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Undergoes surgery

    Nelson (shoulder) underwent thoracic outlet surgery Monday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

    Nelson is expected is expected to miss the rest of the season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Likely done for 2024

    Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Friday that Nelson (shoulder) will likely be out for the rest of the 2024 season following surgery, which is scheduled for May 6, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Nelson was transferred to the 60-day IL on Tuesday after injuring his left shoulder. Nelson received multiple opinions on how to proceed, but it was ultimately recommended that the southpaw undergo thoracic outlet surgery. Any hope that he would be able to return late in the season is now gone. Nelson appeared in 11 games for Arizona before his injury, posting a 4.22 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 10.2 frames.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Set for TOS surgery

    Nelson (shoulder) will undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Nelson was moved to the 60-day IL on Tuesday with what the Diamondbacks termed as shoulder inflammation, but after getting checked out by a specialist, the right-hander was recommended for thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Pitchers typically require at least 12 weeks of recovery time from the surgery, according to, so Nelson shouldn't be expected to be an option out of the Arizona bullpen until at least September.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Diamondbacks transferred Nelson (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Brandon Hughes. Nelson is receiving additional opinions on his injured left shoulder and now isn't eligible to return until late June.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Getting additional opinions

    Nelson is receiving additional opinions on his injured left shoulder before the Diamondbacks decide the next steps to take, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Nelson landed on the injured list nearly a week ago with what was deemed left shoulder inflammation at the time, but it sounds like he might be dealing with something more serious. More information on his status could be available later this week.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Placed on 15-day IL

    Nelson was placed on the 15-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation Tuesday.

    Nelson will now be sidelined for at least a couple weeks while tending to inflammation in his pitching elbow, which is never good news for a hurler. The 27-year-old had been going through a rough stretch on the mound, surrendering five earned runs over 1.1 innings in his last three appearances. It's unclear if the left-hander's stretch of poor performances had anything to do with potential arm issues or not, but he'll now at least have an opportunity to mentally reset while on the shelf. In a corresponding move, Arizona recalled right-hander Justin Martinez from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Allows walk-off homer

    Nelson allowed one run on one hit without retiring a batter in Monday's 5-3 loss to St. Louis.

    Nelson's outing lasted one pitch, a hanging slider that Nolan Gorman sent over the right-center field fence for a walk-off, two-run home run. This was the third consecutive appearance in which Nelson allowed at least one run after he opened the season with 9.1 scoreless innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Needed for length

    Nelson allowed one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Yankees.

    Arizona starter Ryne Nelson was chased after five runs allowed in 2.2 innings, and the Diamondbacks got stellar relief beginning with Kyle Nelson's two frames. The lefty reliever has thrown four scoreless innings to open the season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Returns to action

    Nelson (groin) allowed one walk over a scoreless and hitless inning in Monday's spring game against Oakland.

    Nelson was held back for eight days while dealing with a groin injury, but manager Torey Lovullo never deemed the injury serious enough to impact the pitcher's availability for Opening Day. Nelson is expected to fill a middle-relief role for the Diamondbacks, as he's done each of the last two seasons.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Dealing with groin injury

    Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Nelson will be held out of action for a few days while he tends to a groin injury, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Lovullo isn't worried that Nelson might not be ready for Opening Day, so it's safe to consider the left-hander day-to-day. Nelson is slated to handle a middle-relief role for Arizona this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Joins roster for NLDS

    Nelson is on Arizona's roster for its NLDS matchup against the Dodgers, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Nelson was left off the D-backs' roster in favor of Bryce Jarvis ahead of the NL Wild Card Series against Milwaukee, and the two pitchers will swap places for the NLDS. Nelson gave up six runs over 3.2 innings across his final five appearances in the regular season, so the Diamondbacks will likely limit him to low-leverage outings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Held off wild-card roster

    Nelson is not on the Diamondbacks' roster for their NL Wild Card Series matchup versus the Brewers.

    Bryce Jarvis is essentially being carried instead as the Diamondbacks roll with 12 pitchers and 14 position players. Nelson surrendered 10 runs -- nine earned -- over his final 6.2 innings to close out the 2023 regular season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Listed as Sunday's starter

    Nelson is slated to serve as Arizona's opening pitcher for Sunday's season finale against Astros.

    The Diamondbacks clinched a playoff berth despite losing Saturday, so Arizona will presumably look to rest its key pitchers in the regular-season finale in advance of the postseason. It's unclear if manager Torey Lovullo plans to use a bulk reliever behind Nelson, or treat the contest as more of a bullpen day. Either way, Nelson is unlikely to work more than inning or two Sunday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Takes loss

    Nelson (5-3) was charged with the loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks and did not retire a batter.

    A tense pitching duel was decided when Nelson entered a scoreless game with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. He's typically been good when finishing off innings, but the left-hander allowed a double, an intentional walk, a walk and then a two-run single to former Diamondback David Peralta. Nelson has been a trusted bullpen piece for much of the season, but he's posted a 6.43 ERA over seven innings since returning from the All-Star break.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Will serve as opener Saturday

    Nelson will serve as the Diamondbacks' opener Saturday versus the Pirates, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.

    It'll be his first appearance in that role this year. Nelson has registered a strong 2.76 ERA with 42 strikeouts over 32.2 innings of relief this season with Arizona, but he'll probably only be asked to handle a frame or two Saturday against Pittsburgh and offers little fantasy appeal.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Vultures fourth win

    Nelson (4-1) retired all three batters faced, striking out one, and was credited with the win over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Nelson bridged the sixth and seventh innings for the Diamondbacks and benefitted from Pavin Smith's two-run home run to earn his fourth win of the season. The left-hander has pitched well in a middle-relief role for a second consecutive season. Nelson sports a 1.50 ERA over 18 innings (21 appearances) after pitching to a 2.19 ERA in 2022.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Unable to get out of jam

    Nelson blew the save Tuesday against the Athletics. He allowed one run on one hit while striking out one over one-third of an inning.

    The Diamondbacks threw Nelson into a tough spot Tuesday, having the left-hander step in for Kevin Ginkel with the bases loaded and two outs. On his second pitch, Ryan Noda took Nelson yard for a game-tying grand slam, scoring Brent Rooker, Aledmys Diaz and Carlos Perez to bring the score to 8-8. Although Nelson was able to bounce back and get Ramon Laureano to go down swinging, the damage had already been done and the Athletics would eventually take the game in walk-off fashion in 12 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Can't escape Kelly's jam

    Nelson allowed one hit and struck out two over one scoreless inning in Saturday's 5-3 loss to San Diego.

    Nelson was charged with a blown save, but he was presented with the challenge of getting out of starter Merrill Kelly's none-out, bases loaded jam in the sixth inning. After the first two batters he faced struck out, Ha-Seong Kim's single on a ball hit with a .170 XBA found its way to the outfield to plate two runs. Nelson has pitched well out of the bullpen and earned the high-leverage chance. Even when the left-hander was tagged with Thursday's loss, it was due to two unearned runs thanks to a Nick Ahmed error. Nelson has a 0.93 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 15 strikeouts and three walks over 9.2 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Logs second win

    Nelson (2-0) allowed one hit while striking out three and walking none over 1.1 innings to earn the win Wednesday against Milwaukee.

    Nelson stranded a pair of runners to finish off the fifth inning and qualify for the win. He's been effective thus far this season, allowing one run over 5.2 innings (six appearances) while striking out nine. The lefty was slated to open the season in the minors, but a Joe Mantiply shoulder injury provided a stay from that fate. Since then, Cole Sulser (shoulder) and Mark Melancon (shoulder) have landed on the 60-day injured list, which means Nelson should remain in Arizona for the foreseeable future.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kyle Nelson: Called up, appears in relief

    The Diamondbacks recalled Nelson from Triple-A Reno prior to Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Dodgers. He struck out two and worked around two hits in a scoreless inning.

    The southpaw was in line to begin the season with Arizona's top affiliate, but Joe Mantiply's shoulder injury resulted in Nelson winning a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. The Diamondbacks are expected to deploy him mainly in low-leverage or middle-innings spots while he's up with the big club.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 175 lbs
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L