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Pat Neshek | Relief Pitcher | #17

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Butler
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 6 (0) / MIN
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According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Nationals have shown interest in Pat Neshek.
Neshek, who is headed for free agency in 2018, acknowledged that it's likely he'll be traded before the July 31 deadline. Nobody is more desperate for a closer than the Nationals and Neshek would seem to be a perfect fit. It's rare for teams to trade within the division but perhaps the two sides would make an exception. The Nats have also expressed interest in White Sox closer David Robertson and Padres lefty Brad Hand. Jun 22 - 11:22 PM

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Pat Neshek said he expects to be traded.

"I would say yes," said Neshek when asked about being traded. "I'm sure it will happen." A free agent at the end of the year, Neshek would be a strong get for a contender and would probably fetch the Phillies a prospect or two. The 36-year-old closed out Tuesday night's win and the Phillies will probably showcase him by giving him more save chances leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Neshek has been Philadelphia's best reliever this year, delivering a remarkable 0.82 ERA over 24 appearances.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 8 - 8:52 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said that Pat Neshek could be used in a save situation in Wednesday's game against the Braves.

With Hector Neris' splitter not moving the way that the team would like, Neshek -- who recorded his first save on Monday -- could be in line for additional chances in the short term. He is pitching to a strong 0.82 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 21/4 K/BB ratio in 24 appearances this season.
Jun 7 - 5:01 PM

Pat Neshek retired the only two batters he faced to record his first save of the season Monday in Atlanta.

Neshek came on after Hector Neris allowed a pair of one-out singles, and he got a strikeout and foulout on just five pitches to seal it. With a 0.77 ERA and 21/4 K/BB ratio over 22 innings, Neshek has been the Phillies' best reliever this season. Neris should still be the favorite for saves, but Neshek is worth a speculative pickup.
Jun 6 - 10:40 PM

Phillies activated RHP Pat Neshek from the paternity leave list.

He'll return to a setup role. Neshek has yet to allow a run through 5 2/3 innings of work.
Apr 21 - 3:20 PM

Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the paternity leave list.

He'll be absent from the club for the next couple of days to welcome a new child into the world. Neshek has yet to allow a run through 5 2/3 innings of work in 2017.
Apr 19 - 11:12 AM

Phillies acquired RHP Pat Neshek from the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later; exercised his $6.5 million option for 2017.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that the Astros were looking to flip Neshek to another team rather than pick up his option, and that's what they've done. Neshek holds a 3.36 ERA and 94 strikeouts over 101 2/3 frames the last two seasons and will operate in a setup role in Philadelphia.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 05:25:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Pat Neshek is available in a trade.

The Astros have a $6.5 million option on Neshek for 2017 and it's unclear whether they'd pick it up if they're unable to work out a trade. The veteran reliever has been solid in two years in Houston with a 3.36 ERA and 94 strikeouts over 101 2/3 frames. If his option isn't picked up, he'll be owed a $500,000 buyout.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Pat Neshek underwent surgery this offseason to repair a fracture in his right foot.

Neshek hurt his foot back in spring training, although it's unclear whether this is the same injury. Either way, he's expected to be ready to go for spring training and will return to his setup role in 2016.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Pat Neshek (foot) will pitch an inning on Thursday.

No surprise here, as Neshek was not expected to miss any time. He underwent an X-ray and an MRI on his sore foot, neither of which showed any structural damage. Neshek will serve as the Astros' primary setup man this season.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 08:41:00 AM

Pat Neshek (foot) does not expect to miss any time.

Neshek has some pain in his right foot, but an X-ray taken Monday and an MRI taken Tuesday both ruled out a major injury. He will have to alter his conditioning program a bit, but that's not a big setback for a relief pitcher. The veteran right-hander is allowed to stay on track with his spring throwing program.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Pat Neshek (foot) will likely be sidelined for a few days.

Neshek had an X-ray Monday and an MRI Tuesday on his right foot. The Astros are still waiting on the results, but he's confident that it's a minor injury. The 34-year-old joined Houston this winter on a two-year, $12.5 million contract and is expected to pitch in a set-up role in 2015.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Astros signed RHP Pat Neshek to a two-year, $12.5 million contract with a club option for 2017.

The option will be worth between $6.5 million and $9 million, depending on how many games Neshek finishes the next two seasons. Neshek parlayed a minor league contract last January with the Cardinals into an All-Star season that saw him post a 1.87 ERA and 68/9 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings. He could be in the mix to close some games in Houston but most likely will function as a setup man.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that Pat Neshek will a two-year, $12.5 million contract from the Astros.

The deal also includes an option for a third year. McTaggart writes that Neshek was about to sign with the Pirates before the Astros improved their offer at the last minute. It was enough to get the deal done. The Astros have committed $31 million to the back-end of their bullpen with the additions of Neshek and Luke Gregerson.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:09:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Astros have reached a deal with reliever Pat Neshek.

No word yet on the exact terms, but Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the two sides were talking about a two-year deal. Neshek had to settle for a minor league contract last offseason, but he emerged as a surprise success story in the back-end of the Cardinals' bullpen. The Astros now have a trio of veteran late-inning options with Luke Gregerson and Chad Qualls also in the mix.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Daniel Nava
2Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Ben Lively
6Nick Pivetta
7Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Edubray Ramos
5Casey Fien
6Adam Morgan
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner
9Mark Leiter