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Pat Neshek | Relief Pitcher | #93

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Butler
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 6 (0) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Pat Neshek (lat) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Clearwater.
If all goes well, he could join the Phillies' bullpen in around 7-10 days, and he might eventually see some save opportunities. Neshek has been out all season because of a strained lat muscle. The veteran setup man signed a two-year, $16.25 million contract with Philadelphia in December after posting a 1.59 ERA in 62 1/3 innings between the Phillies and Rockies in 2017. Jun 22 - 4:14 PM

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Pat Neshek (lat) threw live batting practice Sunday.

He'll do it again Wednesday before the Phillies determine the next step, which would presumably be a rehab assignment. Neshek has been out all season with a strained lat.
Jun 18 - 4:41 PM

Pat Neshek (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Neshek will reportedly will be able to throw all of his pitches in the bullpen session. If things go well and there's no setback, he could then head to Florida and extending spring training, where he'd be able to throw live batting practice. Neshek still projects to rejoin the Philadelphia bullpen sometime near the end of June.
Jun 13 - 4:51 PM

Pat Neshek (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

It's the third such session for Neshek since being shut down with a right forearm strain in addition to his shoulder injury. The veteran right-hander told reporters he felt good after the session, and that he hopes to head to Florida to begin a rehab assignment soon. Once he begins, he'll likely need around two weeks considering how much time he's missed to get up to speed, and he could join the Phillies bullpen by the end of June.
Jun 6 - 7:26 PM

Pat Neshek (shoulder, forearm) made 30 flat-ground throws Monday.

It's his first time he's thrown in a few weeks after he was diagnosed with a right forearm strain. Neshek had already been dealing with a strained right shoulder. He'll continue throwing on flat ground for now and has a ways to go.
May 21 - 5:36 PM

Pat Neshek (shoulder) is being shut down from throwing after being diagnosed with a right forearm strain.

Neshek has been out for all of 2018 with a shoulder injury, but he's picked up the strain and will now be shut down for at least a week. He still has yet to go on a rehab assignment, so it's tough to see the right-hander making his debut in May, even if he is able to start throwing bullpen sessions in seven days.
May 9 - 4:24 PM

Pat Neshek (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Neshek was sent to the disabled list on March 30 with a right shoulder strain, and hasn't been able to throw sense. If the bullpen goes well, he'll likely have another scheduled a couple days later. He'll then be able to begin a rehab assignment, and he could help the Philadelphia bullpen by the middle of May.
Apr 25 - 5:19 PM

An MRI taken Thursday on Pat Neshek's right shoulder showed no structural damage.

Neshek does have some inflammation and will be shut down for a couple more weeks, but this is mostly good news. The veteran setup man signed a two-year, $16.25 million contract with Philadelphia in early December. He registered a 1.59 ERA in 62 1/3 innings last season between the Phillies and Rockies.
Apr 4 - 11:48 AM

Pat Neshek is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder Tuesday.

Neshek was placed on the disabled list March 30 -- the second day of the regular season -- with a right shoulder strain. There should be an update on his status sometime Wednesday. It sounds like this could be a lengthy absence for the veteran reliever.
Apr 3 - 4:30 PM

Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Neshek was ruled unavailable on Thursday because of the injury, and the Phillies have decided to put the All-Star reliever on the disabled list rather than wait out the injury. He should be back with the Phillies by the middle of April, but Philadelphia could choose to be cautious with the 37-year-old right-hander.
Mar 30 - 4:51 PM

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Pat Neshek was unavailable Thursday due to a lat injury.

The Phils could have used him on Thursday as the bullpen blew a five-run lead in a loss to Atlanta. Neshek was one of the more better setup men in baseball last year, compiling a 1.59 ERA over 71 appearances for the Phillies and Rockies while earning his second All-Star nod. Consider him day-to-day.
Mar 29 - 8:23 PM

Phillies signed RHP Pat Neshek to a two-year, $16.25 million contract.

The deal was agreed to on the first day of the Winter Meetings and then finalized Wednesday after Neshek passed his physical. The veteran right-hander opened the 2017 season with the Phillies and pitched terrifically in a setup role before they traded him to the Rockies on July 26 for three minor leaguers. He should resume that setup gig in the Philadelphia bullpen in 2018.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:25:00 PM's Todd Zolecki reports that a reunion of Pat Neshek and the Phillies "could be announced this week."

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Neshek received a couple multi-year offers and is expected to take one from the Phillies in the $16-17 million range. The veteran reliever began last season in Philadelphia before being sent to Colorado in a trade. Neshek, 37, posted a 1.59 ERA and 69/9 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings in 2017.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Rockies acquired RHP Pat Neshek from the Phillies for INF Jose Gomez, RHP J.D. Hammer and RHP Alejandro Requena.

The Nationals, Dodgers and Red Sox had all previously been linked to Neshek, but Colorado ultimately comes away with the prize. The veteran reliever has put in a sparkling season to date, pitching to a 1.12 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 45/5 K/BB ratio across 40 1/3 innings. This fine body of work earned him a berth at the All-Star Game.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of reports that the Nationals, Dodgers, and Red Sox are among the clubs who closely scouting Phillies reliever Pat Neshek.

Neshek is a popular name right now, as FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported last week that the Brewers and Rays were also in the mix. An impending free agent, the 36-year-old Neshek owns a dominant 1.12 ERA and 45/5 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings this season. He's coming off his second career All-Star selection.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 02:01:00 PM

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SS1Scott Kingery
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LF1Rhys Hoskins
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3Pat Neshek
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7Victor Arano
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