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Rockies acquire Neskek from Phillips

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ST. LOUIS (AP) The Colorado Rockies have obtained right-hander Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies for three minor league players on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Neshek is 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA in 43 relief appearances for the Phillies. A two-time All-Star, Neshek has played parts of 11 seasons with six teams.

''He's having a good year,'' Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado said. ''He's a veteran. He'll be a great addition to our bullpen.''

Neshek is looking forward to his environs.

''It's exciting, jump right into a playoff race,'' Neshek said. ''It's a great team with a great offense.''

Colorado gave up right-handed pitchers J.D. Hammer and Alejandro Requena and infielder Jose Gomez.

Requena, a mid-season All-Star with Class-A Asheville, is 8-3 with 2.85 ERA in 10 games this season.