PAT NESHEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

For new Cards, Opening Day in St. Louis is a spectacle to behold

ST. LOUIS -- Ten of the 25 Cardinals on the active roster have not experienced the spectacle that is Opening Day at Busch Stadium, at least not as a member of the home team. But one of the newbies, reliever Pat Neshek, was with the Padres when they opened here three years ago, and he says no place is like Busch Stadium. "It's the biggest celebration I've seen for Opening...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

After initial scare, Neshek is back with Cards and newborn son appears to be OK

JUPITER, Fla. -- Proud new papa Pat Neshek wore a smile of relief as well as happiness when he returned to Cardinals camp Monday morning. Undoubtedly, there was some trepidation mixed in, too. Neshek's wife, Stephanee, gave birth to a 7-pound, 11-ounce boy -- Hoyt Robert Neshek (yes, after the knuckleballer) -- on Thursday night. The newborn arrived 11 days earlier than the March...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Armed with a newly rediscovered fastball, Pat Neshek is turning heads in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals right-hander Pat Neshek looks like the same pitcher who worked for the Oakland A's last year. He's still using that funky sidearm delivery. He's still relieving. He's still throwing a slider that makes him tough on right-handed hitters. But to Neshek, he's not the same pitcher who put up a solid season for the A's in 2013. Not even...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Neshek could have big effect for St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

The St. Louis Cardinals did not give veteran righthanded relief pitcher Pat Neshek a contract that will guarantee him a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he could become a vital, if unlikely, part of the team’s 2014 bullpen. The Cardinals have few needs for a pitching staff stacked with young, talented pitchers, but the under-the-radar minor league contract the organization...
Via i70baseball
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals sign veteran reliever Pat Neshek

Less than a week before pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the 2014 season, the Cardinals have signed veteran relief pitcher Pat Neshek to a minor league deal.  Neshek, 33, is a right-hander with a sidearm delivery that is closer to submarine than traditional overhand.  The Cardinals were due to add a veteran reliever after the departures of Edward Mujica and John...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign RHP Neshek to minor league contract

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have signed right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league camp for spring training. Neshek pitched 41 1/3 innings in relief over 47 games with the Oakland Athletics last season. The 33-year-old has made 226 career appearances, all in relief, compiling a 16-9 record with a 3.07 ERA while averaging over a strikeout...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins ballboy makes fantastic leaping catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Minnesota Twins ballboy Paul Neshek made an amazing grab of a foul liner during the fourth inning of Thursday's game at Target Field. It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning as Chicago White Sox batter Alexei Ramirez hit a hard line drive which would have went into the third base stands, and likely would have hit somebody, had...
Via Holdout Sports
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
IN LOVING MEMORY

A's wear patch for Pat Neshek's son

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Via Tireball.com
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Pat Neshek’s baby son dies 23 hours after birth

What started as a dream week for Oakland A’s relief pitcher Pat Neshek turned tragic after his baby son died 23 hours after being born on Tuesday.
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

A’s reliever Pat Neshek caps playoff berth by witnessing son's birth

What a day, my wife is now in labor!#playoffbaby — Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 2, 2012 Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Neshek was probably a bundle of nerves and going through a multitude of emotions on Monday. Not only did the A’s clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2006 with a 4-3 win [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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