The Los Angeles Angels claimed third baseman Chris Nelson off waivers Saturday.
Nelson was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees earlier in the week. He started the season with the Colorado Rockies but lost his job to Nolan Arenado. He batted .242 in 71 plate appearances and was traded to the Yankees. Nelson went 8-for-36 in 10 games with the Yankees.
The Angels made room for Nelson by designating outfielder Scott Cousins for assignment. Cousins played in seven games with the Angels but has spent most the season in the minors.