By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Colorado Rockies have acquired reliever Pat Neshek from the Phillies. Philadelphia is adding minor league infielder Jose Gomez, along with minor league right-handed pitchers J.D. Hammer and Alejandro Requena.
In a corresponding move, the Rockies have moved left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for Neshek.
Neshek is a free agent-to-be at the end of the season. His name has been linked to the Boston Red Sox in the past several days, but the Rockies sealed the deal to get the relief pitcher.
The 36-year-old was acquired in an off-season trade with the Houston Astros. In half of a season with the Phillies, he went 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA over 40 1/3 innings.
Neshek is now going to his seventh Major League season. Prior to playing for the Astros and the Phillies, he also played for the Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Neshek appeared in the All-Star game with the Phillies earlier this month. This was the second-time he appeared in the Mid-Summer Classic, as he also appeared in the game in 2014 with the Cardinals.
He’s hoping to pitch in the playoffs again in his career. He last pitched in the playoffs in 2015 with the Astros.
He’s also played in the playoffs with the Cardinals, Athletics and the Twins.
Gomez has a .324 batting average in 81 games. He has 20 doubles, 33 RBI’s and 18 stolen bases.
He also has a .374 on-base percentage.
Requena is 8-3 with a 2.85 ERA in 117 innings. He also has 97 strikeouts. Like Gomez, he is also 20-years-old.
Hammer, a 23-year-old relief pitcher, has a 2.36 ERA with 13 saves in 42 innings. He also has 65 strikeouts.
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