Minor Moves: Neshek, Wise, Mock, Hill

Some minor transactions from around the league…

  • The A's acquired right-hander Pat Neshek from the Orioles in exchange for cash, according to the Athletics' official Twitter page.  Neshek will report to the A's Major League bullpen, according to Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group (via Twitter).  Neshek signed a minor league deal with the O's last winter and has a 2.66 ERA, a 7.00 K/BB ratio and 49 strikeouts in 35 relief appearances (44 innings) for Triple-A Norfolk this season.  Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link) was the first to report the deal.
  • The White Sox agreed to terms with Dewayne Wise to a minor league deal, reports CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes (via Twitter). Wise had a .262/.286/.492 line in 63 plate appearances for the Yankees this season before being released on Wednesday.  This is Wise's second stint with the White Sox, as he played for Chicago in 2008-09 and earned a place in team history with an outstanding ninth-inning catch that saved Mark Buehrle's perfect game in 2009.
  • The Astros acquired Garrett Mock from the Red Sox in exchange for future considerations, reports Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle.  Mock last pitched in the Major Leagues with Washington in 2010.  Mock, a Houston native, posted a 3.33 ERA, a 9.8 K/9 rate and a 2.3 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings as a reliever for Triple-A Pawtucket this season after signing a minor league deal with the Sox last winter.
  • The Nationals released catcher Koyie Hill, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.  Hill appeared in 11 games with the Cubs this season before being designated for assignment and choosing free agency, upon which he signed with the Nats in June.

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9 Comments on "Minor Moves: Neshek, Wise, Mock, Hill"

3 years 30 days ago

Why was Neshek still in AAA with those numbers? The As will love him

3 years 30 days ago

8.0 BB/9.

Dude hasn’t been healthy since 2007 either.

Edit: Oops. I thought I was looking at his minor league stats from this year, but I had flipped back to his major league stats. 8.0 BB/9 in 2011 with the Padres. 1.4 BB/9 with Norfolk.

3 years 30 days ago

Dewayne Wise, you had 1 amazing defense play with us that one time. Now, please go away.

3 years 30 days ago

I’m not even a Sox fan but I got chills when he made that catch.

3 years 30 days ago

The only way it could’ve been better is if it was the last out of the inning.

3 years 30 days ago

which catch? the one that he didn’t catch?

3 years 30 days ago

Mark Buehrle’s perfect game…for the White Sox…who just signed him…which is why he said us and has a Sox player as his picture

3 years 30 days ago

There’s gotta be more to the Neshek story. He was a lock to get called up when rosters expanded, and possibly sooner if someone would take Gregg. Why give him away to the wild card competition?

I’m guessing he asked out or to be traded … Nonetheless, not too pleased.

3 years 30 days ago

“if someone would take Gregg”

The Fish have had some awful closers of late.. Gregg, Bell, Lindstrom.. Gotta tell ya though. U can take the stats.. Gregg looks on the surface as the best of those 3, but I would take Lindstrom and bell over gregg (as the were for the marlins as closers) over gregg. That guy was just awful.

Said this many times.. Pity Duquette and oriol fans for being stuck with him. Can’t think of how they will be able to unload him, without flat out releasing him.