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Pat Neshek | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Pat Neshek from Triple-A Memphis.
Neshek had a 3.24 ERA and nice 11/2 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings this spring to wrap up a spot. He'll serve as a right-handed specialist in the bullpen. Mar 30 - 9:28 AM

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Cardinals signed RHP Pat Neshek to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Neshek, 33, had a 3.35 ERA and 29/15 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings last season with the Athletics. The sidearmer is nice depth to have around for St. Louis, but it could be a challenge for him to win a bullpen job in the spring.
Feb 6 - 5:47 PM

Pat Neshek elected free agency.

The A's outrighted Neshek off the 40-man roster, and the side-winding right-hander elected to explore other options. Neshek, who was mere days from cracking the six years of service time that would have guaranteed free agency anyway, has enjoyed a productive and thoroughly under-appreciated career. He's logged a 3.07 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 214 1/3 innings over parts of the last seven seasons with the Twins, Padres and A's. He tossed 60 frames of 2.70 ERA-ball with the A's the past two seasons but it wasn't enough to save his job, in part because arbitration would have guaranteed him over $1 million in 2014. Neshek should provide sterling relief depth to another organization on a minor league contract.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Pat Neshek from Triple-A Sacramento.

Neshek was designated for assignment by the A's in August but made it through waivers and decided to remain with the team. Now he's being rewarded with a September callup.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Pat Neshek outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Neshek was designated for assignment by the A's on Monday after posting a 3.58 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 37 2/3 innings of relief. He did not draw interest on waivers.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Pat Neshek for assignment.

Neshek has posted a pedestrian 3.58 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 28/12 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings this season. The 32-year-old righty will likely pass through waivers.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Pat Neshek owns a 2.81 ERA over 18 appearances.

Born and bred in Minnesota, Neshek has been a decent middle reliever since he was unceremoniously waived by the Twins prior to the 2011 season. Over the last two seasons in Oakland, he's posted a 2.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 42 appearances.
Tue, May 21, 2013 05:33:00 AM

Athletics and RHP Pat Neshek avoided arbitration Wednesday by agreeing to a one-year, $975,000 contract.

He could earn an additional $75,000 in incentives. Neshek, 32, registered a promising 1.37 ERA and 16/6 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings this past season for the A's. He will serve as a middle reliever for the club in 2013.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Pat Neshek will be on the Athletics' roster for the ALDS against the Tigers.

Neshek will be pitching with a very heavy heart, as his son died less than 24 hours after being born this week. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 1.37 ERA and 16/6 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings over 24 relief appearances this season with the A's.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 04:24:00 PM

Pat Neshek will be unavailable for the final two games in order to be with his wife as she gives birth to their first child.

He'll be available for the postseason, though it's not a given that the A's would put him on the roster. Neshek holds a 1.37 ERA and 0.81 WHIP over 24 games with Oakland.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 07:21:00 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Pat Neshek from the Orioles for cash considerations.

Neshek, 31, had a 2.66 ERA and 49/7 K/BB ratio over 44 innings this season with the O's Triple-A affiliate. He has been added to the active roster and will pitch in middle relief.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 05:49:00 PM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Athletics have acquired right-hander Pat Neshek from the Orioles.

No word on what the Orioles will get in return. Neshek, formerly of the Twins and Padres, had a 2.66 ERA and 49/7 K/BB ratio over 44 innings this season with the O's Triple-A affiliate.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 04:30:00 PM

Orioles reassigned RHP Pat Neshek to minor league camp.

Neshek tossed nine scoreless innings this spring while striking out eight and walking none, but it wasn't enough to secure a spot in the Orioles' bullpen. He'll begin the season with Triple-A Norfolk.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 02:57:00 PM

Orioles signed RHP Pat Neshek to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes a spring training invite. Neshek, 31, posted a 4.01 ERA and an ugly 20/22 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings with the Padres last season. He'll try to win a spot in the Orioles' bullpen.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Padres sent RHP Pat Neshek outright to Triple-A Tucson.

Neshek cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 30-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.01 ERA and 20/22 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings with the Padres this season. He will be a free agent this winter.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 10:12:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Peter Bourjos
2Jon Jay
3Shane Robinson
RF1Allen Craig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Shelby Miller
4Lance Lynn
5Joe Kelly
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Carlos Martinez
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Seth Maness
7Pat Neshek
8Keith Butler