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Pat Neshek Placed on Phillies’ Paternity Leave List

Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the paternity leave list. (Drew Hallowell, getty images)
Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the paternity leave list. (Drew Hallowell, getty images)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ bullpen experienced another reshuffling Tuesday morning.

After changing closers last week, the Phillies placed right-hander Pat Neshek on the paternity leave list to be with his wife as they welcome a new child into the world. The club recalled right-hander Ben Lively from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move before Tuesday’s game against the New York Mets.

Neshek has yet to allow a run through 5 2/3 innings of work in 2017, so his absence leaves a hole in Philadelphia’s bullpen. It appears Lively would be used as a long man, or emergency situation.  The right-hander, who has never appeared in a big league game, was in the starting rotation at Lehigh Valley.

The 25-year-old started his career in the Reds organization, and traded to the Phillies in December of 2014 in exchange for Marlon Byrd. Lively has a 4.09 ERA with 10 strikeouts through two starts for Lehigh Valley.

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