Manager Pete Mackanin said Neshek would have closed for the Phillies on Wednesday had there been a save opportunity, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies lost 14-1 to the Braves on Wednesday so there was no save chance available for Neshek. Mackanin said he was going to talk with Hector Neris, who has been the team's primary closer, about "his lack of success lately" and the fact that he has been hanging too many splitters. Neshek is an immediate pickup for those in need of a closer even though the Phillies haven't generated a lot of save opportunities this season.

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