The Angels have designated 27-year old righty swinging Chris Nelson for assignment. Nelson has played in 7 games for the Angels this year and he is 3 for 9 (.333 avg, .667 OPS) with 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Nelson has played in 38 games overall this year for the Rockies, Yankees and Angels in which he is 27 of 111 (.243 avg, .580 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Nelson’s roster spot was needed for outfielder Peter Bourjos, who has been activated from the D.L.
UPDATE: (6/13/2013) – Chris Nelson has accepted an outright assignment to AAA from the Angels after he cleared waivers.