Aug 15, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Chris Nelson (8) hits a grand slam home run during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Angels won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres call-up Chris Nelson & release Irving Falu

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have called-up infielder Chris Nelson from Triple-A El Paso according to Jeff Sanders of UT-San Diego. To make room for Nelson the San Diego Padres earlier this week released infielder Irving Falu and he was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.

The San Diego Padres acquired Falu last month off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers and struggled in his brief time with the Padres. Falu batted .150 with one stolen base in his 11 games with the San Diego Padres.

Last month the San Diego Padres signed infielder Chris Nelson to a minor league deal. Nelson batted .294 with two home runs and 21 RBI’s in 24 games with Triple-A El Paso.

Nelson previously played in Triple-A Louisville for the Cincinnati Reds organization, before being released by the Reds last month after Nelson opted-out of his minor league deal to pursue a Major League opportunity.

Between the two teams Nelson is batting .279 with six home runs and 59 RBI’s in Triple-A this season.

Chris Nelson last season spent time with the Colorado Rockie, New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Nelson batted .227 with three home runs and 24 RBI’s. Chris Nelson was once a top prospect for the Colorado Rockies, after being drafted No. 9 overall in the 2004 draft by the Colorado Rockies.Chris Nelson made his Major League debut for the Rockies in 2010 and in 2012 had the best season of his career batting .301 with nine home runs and 53 RBI’s.

Chris Nelson brings major league experience and depth to the San Diego Padres at both second, third and the outfield.

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