Phillies acquire right-hander Pat Neshek from Houston (Yahoo Sports)


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired right-handed reliever Pat Neshek from Houston for a player to be named later or cash.

Neshek was 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 60 relief appearances with Houston. He held right-handed hitters to a .172 average and had 43 strikeouts in 47 innings.

The Phillies also announced Friday they exercised Neshek’s club option for $6.5 million in 2017.

The 36-year-old Neshek has a 28-19 career record with seven saves, a 2.93 ERA and 378 strikeouts in 383 1/3 innings in 423 games – all relief appearances – for Minnesota, San Diego, Oakland, St. Louis and the Astros.

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