Phillies sign Neshek, lose Perkins and Vielma to waivers

Philadelphia reunites with right-handed reliever Pat Neshek

Pat Neshek.

Pat Neshek. | AP

The Philadelphia Phillies have started making moves in Orlando during the Winter Meetings, as they have reportedly signed reliever Pat Neshek.

According to Todd Zolecki of, the right-handed reliever Neshek has agreed to a deal to go back to the Phillies.


Minutes later Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirmed the report and added that Neshek would be getting between $16 million dollars on a two year deal with the Philly team.


The deal is pending a physical.

Neshek started the season with the Phillies, but was traded to the Rockies midway and on 62.1 innings pitched he posted a 1.59 ERA.

According to Heyman, various teams were after Neshek on two-year deals, but he ultimately decided to reunite with the Phillies.


The right-hander is a veteran of 11 years in the Majors and has played with the Twins, Padres, Athletics, Cardinals, Astros, Phillies and Rockies.

He boasts a career 2.75 earned run average. 


Zolecki also reported that the Phillies also lost two players in outfielder Cameron Perkins and infielder Engelb Vielma were claimed on waivers by the Mariners and Pirates, respectively.