Phillies acquire right-hander Pat Neshek from Houston
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.