According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed Brad Nelson to a minor league contract. The 29-year old (December 23, 1982) first baseman, outfielder has spent the last two seasons at the Triple-A level in the Texas organization. Nelson hit .279/.364/.488/.852 with 31 doubles and 24 home runs in 132 games for Round Rock.
The Brewers selected Brad Nelson in the fourth round of the 2001 draft but has played in only 28 games (nine in 2008 and 19 in 2009) at the big league level, all with the Brewers and owns a .071/.161/.143/.304 line with two doubles.
The lefty hitting Nelson has played both corner spots in the outfield but not since the 2011 season.
Brad Nelson figures to receive a non-roster invitation to Spring Training.
The full list of non-roster invitees should be released early next month. The Cubs have signed several players to minor league contracts over the last few weeks that included NRIs to Spring Training: Blake Parker, Andrew Carpenter, Cory Wade, Jensen Lewis, J.C. Boscan, Edwin Maysonet, Brian Bogusevic, Johermyn Chavez, Alberto Gonzalez and Brad Nelson.