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Rockies trade INF Chris Nelson to New York Yankees

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DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has traded infielder Chris Nelson to the New York Yankees for cash considerations and a player to be named later.

Nelson, 27, was a member of the Rockies Opening Day roster for the second-straight season in 2013 and batted .242 (16-for-66) with 1 double, 2 triples, 4 RBI and 6 runs in 21 games. Nelson appeared in the Majors with Colorado during each of the last four seasons (2010-13). In 212 career Major League games, Nelson has batted .279 (172-for-616) with 33 doubles, 6 triples, 13 home runs, 73 RBI and a .738 OPS (.322 OBP, .416 SLG). Nelson was originally selected by the Rockies with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of Redan High School in Stone Mountain, GA.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

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