Rockies acquire RHP Pat Neshek from Phillies

Rachel Hardy
Июля 28, 2017

In exchange, the Rockies sent minor leaguers Jose Gomez, J.D. Hammer, and Alejandro Requena to Philadelphia.

Reliever Pat Neshek has been traded by the Phillies to the Colorado Rockies, according to the teams involved.

Neshek, 36, joined the Phillies from Houston in the winter, whereupon they exercised his one-year, $6.5 million deal option to keep pitching in the Majors, and he rewarded them with 40.1 innings and a 1.12 ERA. He was the Phillies' lone representative at the All Star Game.

"He's deceptive and he's got a couple of different weapons with the fastball and the breaking ball and changeup", said manager Bud Black, who had Neshek in his bullpen in San Diego in 2011. "You're jumping into a playoff race". "It's a great team with a great offense". I don't know the exact standings but I know they're Wild Card right now.

Unfortunately for both Colorado and Arizona, it appears they will be forced to settle for a Wild Card spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers leading the NL West by 12 games, and one of the teams may end up without a playoff spot as the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs are now tied for first place in the NL Central.

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Colorado is looking to reach the post-season for the first time since 2009. I thought it was going to go until the last day. Then there's Requena, a 20-year-old starter now pitching well in Class A.

"We like all three of these guys for a variety of reasons", Klentak said. Sellers at the trade deadline in the recent past, the trade for Neshek showed that the Rockies are serious about being contenders right now. Gomez, ranked 21st in the Rockies' system, is batting.324 (leading the South Atlantic League) and has 33 RBI and 18 stolen bases on the year.

"I think it's his arm angle", Rockies second baseman LeMahieu said. Hammer has 13 saves in 14 opportunities and averages 13.9 strikeouts per nine innings this season.

Jeremy Hellickson hasn't helped his trade value in the last month and two of potential veteran hitters who could have been on the move, Daniel Nava and Howie Kendrick, have been plagued with injuries.

"We'll be working as hard as we can to see what's out there", Klentak said. "I don't want to handicap it. But (the Neshek trade) is definitely the one we thought was most likely".

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