Nelson, 28, played for three clubs last year and finished the season with a .227 batting average after appearing in 64 total games. The former first round pick in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft has spent time with the Rockies, Yankees, and Angels. After the deal was announced over the weekend, Nelson spoke of the opportunity he may have in Cincinnati.
"I think it's a great opportunity, especially being in the National League," Nelson said. "I have a chance to be a utility man, and with the double-switches, there could be a chance for playing time. It could be a good fit for me."
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