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Rockies trade for relief pitcher Pat Neshek

Rockies send three minor leaguers to the Phillies for the righty reliever

The Rockies have acquired right-handed reliever Pat Neshek (along with cash considerations) from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Rockies announced. Neshek is a 36-year-old reliever who will be a free agent after the 2017 season. He’s posted a 1.12 ERA in 4013 innings so far this season and has struck out 10.4 batters per nine innings while walking just 1.12. Neshek pitched for Bud Black as a member of the San Diego Padres in 2011. The Rockies will be Neshek’s seventh major-league team.

The Rockies gave up three minor leaguers in return, all of whom are currently playing for the Class A Asheville Tourists: José Gomez (a 20-year-old shortstop), J.D. Hammer (23-year-old righty reliever), and Alejandro Requena (20-year-old starter).

Additionally, Bob Nightengale tweeted that the Rockies would still like to acquire a starting pitcher and a catcher prior to Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

To make room for Neshek on the 40-man roster, the Rockies moved Tyler Anderson to the 60-day disabled list.