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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
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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

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MLB.com'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 MLB.com 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

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers, Rays and Yankees are "among the many teams in the mix" for Pat Neshek.

Rosenthal notes that talks are "fluid" and there's "no clear leader" at this point. The Nationals and Red Sox have also been connected to the side-arming reliever. An impending free agent, Neshek boasts a 1.21 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 40/5 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 relief innings this season.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 09:57:00 AM

Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Red Sox have "keen interest" in Phillies reliever Pat Neshek.

Neshek boasts a 1.24 ERA and 37/5 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings this season for Philadelphia and would fit into the bullpen mix for any contending team. There's also known to be interest from the Nationals. Neshek, a 36-year-old right-hander in the final year of a three-year, $18.5 million deal, is almost certain to be dealt by the rebuilding Phils before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
Source: WEEI.com
Tue, Jul 11, 2017 09:42:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 11:22:00 PM

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
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 08:52:00 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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 05:01:00 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.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 10:40:00 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.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 03:20:00 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.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 11:12:00 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