Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outright infielder Chris Nelson to Triple-A

06/13/2013 1:51 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

The Angels are Chris Nelson's third organization in 2013.(AP)
Infielder Chris Nelson, who was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake, according to Angels director of communications Eric Kay.

Nelson, 27, was designated for assignment when the Angels activated outfielder Peter Bourjos from the disabled list; he had appeared in seven games for the Halos, going 3-for-9 with two RBI.

The Angels are Nelson’s third organization this year, as he also played for the Rockies and Yankees. His Yankees tenure began when he was acquired from Colorado on May 1 for cash or a player to be named later, and he hit .222 in 10 games – including a trip back to Denver – before being designated for assignment and later claimed off waivers by the Angels on May 18.

Overall, Nelson, who was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft, has hit .243 with eight RBI in 38 games for the Rockies, Yankees, and Angels this season, and he is a career .279 hitter over parts of four seasons.

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