Neshek's $7 million club option for 2020 was declined by the Phillies on Thursday, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The 39-year-old was plagued by shoulder and hamstring injuries in 2019, which may have helped contribute to a 5.00 ERA over 20 appearances. It's unclear whether a team will take a chance on the right-hander after he only managed to log 42.1 innings over the past two seasons due to injuries.
Neshek underwent hamstring surgery Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Injuries have limited Neshek to just 32.1 innings over the last two seasons. Now 39 years old, there's a chance that the injuries drive him to retirement, though he's yet to indicate any plans in that direction. He recorded an ERA of 3.62 or below in seven straight seasons prior to 2019, posting ERAs below 2.00 in three of those campaigns, so he'll likely find work if he wants it.
Neshek (hamstring) may not return before the end of the season, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Neshek has been sidelined since mid-June with a balky hamstring. He received a PRP injection over the All-Star break, though it didn't have the desired effect. The veteran reliever is contemplating another injection or surgery, either of which would prematurely end his season.
Neshek's hamstring is not progressing, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. Neshek has been out with a hamstring strain since mid-June. He received a PRP injection in mid-July, which apparently hasn't had the desired effect. The 38-year-old is considering another injection or surgery. The Phillies haven't officially ruled him out for the season, but he'd have to make some very rapid progress if he's to pitch before the end of September.
Neshek (hamstring) received a PRP injection and isn't expected to return until early or mid-September, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Neshek owns a 5.00 ERA in 18 innings in what has become an injury-filled age-38 season. He'll still have a chance to make an impact over the final few weeks of the regular season and potentially in the playoffs, should the Phillies qualify, but the timeline is tight enough that even a small setback will probably shut him down for the year.
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