By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the worst teams in baseball. As the trade deadline approaches, they’re expected to make many of their players available in trades.
One of the players, who is expected to receive a lot of interest, is reliever Pat Neshek. The Boston Red Sox, who already have a good pen with Craig Kimbrel at the end, is very interested in making a deal for the right-handed pitcher.
Neshek has a 1.24 ERA in 36/13 innings this season. He also has 37 strikeouts to five walks – and would be a huge get for any contending team that would like to add to their pen for the stretch run.
The Red Sox are reportedly not the only team interested in Neshek. The Washington Nationals are also interested, but general manager Matt Klentak may not be willing to deal within his division.
The 36-year-old Neshek is in the final-year of a three-year, $18.5 million deal. He’s certainly going to be dealt by the rebuilding Phillies before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
The Phillies acquired the reliever in a trade with the Houston Astros in November 2016 that only cost them a player to be named later. Neshek also represented the Phillies at the 2017 All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla.
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