The Angels have claimed 27-year old righty swinging 3B Chris Nelson off waivers from the Rockies. Nelson has played in 31 games for the Rockies and Yankees so far this year and he is 24 of 102 (.235 avg, .572 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers and 6 RBIs. Nelson has played in 222 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 180 of 652 (.276 avg, .726 OPS) with 81 runs scored, 13 homers, 75 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Nelson might eat into Alberto Callaspo’s P.T. a little bit at 3B. This was a good pickup for the Angels.