Kyle Nelson spent Sunday evening with his mom and his older brother at their home in San Francisco. While they were chatting, his mom teased him, “This is the first time Kyle’s been in the city and he has a job.”
Nelson’s job is to be a left-handed reliever for the Arizona Diamondbacks during their three-game series with the San Francisco Giants that started Monday. But it’s weird, because Nelson — born and raised in San Francisco — is usually in the city to relax during the offseason. Being on the field at Oracle Park is even weirder, especially after Nelson spent his childhood rooting for his hometown team.