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Pat Neshek | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Colorado Rockies
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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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. Jul 26 - 10:50 PM

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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.
Jul 24 - 2:01 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.
Jul 18 - 9:57 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
Jul 11 - 9:42 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.
Jun 22 - 11:22 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
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Mike Tauchman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Kyle Freeland
4German Marquez
5Chad Bettis
6Antonio Senzatela
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Pat Neshek
5Mike Dunn
6Chris Rusin
7Tyler Chatwood
8Scott Oberg