The Phillies have placed right-hander Pat Neshek on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, tweets Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Fellow right-hander Yacksel Rios has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in Neshek’s place.
Neshek, 37, will join fellow offseason signee Tommy Hunter on the disabled list, meaning the Phillies will lose a combined $34.25MM in relief help before either of the two recipients of those contracts makes an appearance in the 2018 campaign. There’s no word, at present, of just how long Neshek will be sidelined, though obviously the news still serves as a blow to what now looks to be a largely inexperienced relief corps.
Last season, Neshek opened the year with the Phillies before being traded to the Rockies in July. In 62 1/3 innings between the two clubs, he turned in a 1.59 ERA with 10.0 K/9, 0.9 BB/9, 0.43 HR/9 and a 36.4 percent ground-ball rate.
The 24-year-old Rios, meanwhile, made his MLB debut with the Phils in 2017, working to a 4.41 ERA with a 17-to-9 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings. He split the rest of his season between Double-A and Triple-A, working to a combined 1.92 ERA with 10.2 K/9, 2.2 BB/9 and a roughly 38 percent ground-ball rate
what does his age have to do with this?
That’s easy — arm mileage.
They almost always mention a guy’s age in these injury articles, especially when they’re north of 30.
oh no I was replyin to a previous comment that must have been deleted, not the article
I hate paying relievers.
Remember Mike Adams? No? He made $12 million over two years and that worked out to about ten stacks for each pitch thrown.
You hate paying Relievers? How would you feel if you were Rockies fan. They Paid no one, but Relievers
This is almost as good a signing as the Bucholtz deal…
Still don’t get why the signed a 37 yr old to a 3 year deal, and one that was such a beach during interviews last year all he did was beach beach beach.
Neshek and Hunter got two-year deals for $16.25MM and $18MM respectively to set up for Neris. Next to Arrieta and Santana they’re the highest paid Phils this year and were supposed to provide a shutdown back end of the bullpen. It’s still hard to believe Neshek wasn’t available for the opener but was on the 25-man roster. A team only does that when a player is supposed to be day to day. Then on the 2nd day of the season the Phil’s decide Neshek needs to go on the DL? What are the Phils doctors and front office people thinking?
Sharing team doctors with the Sixers