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Nelson Drawing Interest

Marlins reliever Joe Nelson went 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 59 games this past season, but was non-tendered by the Marlins in a pay-cutting move. "He said it was a business decision, nothing personal," Nelson said on Saturday. "The Marlins have a certain amount of money allotted for the bullpen, and they felt I was over that." Nelson was at the Winter Meetings this past week to create a little buzz and get his name out there, and a couple teams contacted his agent this weekend. Joe Frisaro says the Marlins have not closed to the door, but they will need to offer him more than the 650,000 they offered him earlier this week.

The Royals, Red Sox, Brewers, and Mariners are possible targets for Nelson, who could make as much as one million dollars this offseason.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.