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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 MLB.com, the right-handed reliever Neshek has agreed to a deal to go back to the Phillies.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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