Phillies Reliever Pat Neshek Lands on DL
"Why did Phillies manager Gabe Kapler go to Edubray Ramos and not Pat Neshek?" was a common question by fans after the disappointing Opening Day loss for the Phillies. After the game, Kapler mentioned to reporters that Neshek may have had a sore lat and that he needed to play things safe. That injury will cost Neshek some time.
The Phillies announced on Friday that they have placed Neshek on the 10-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to March 27. Yacksel Rios, who spent 13 games with the Phillies in 2017, will replace Neshek on the roster.
The move is disappointing for the Phillies, who spent a combined $34 million to sign Neshek and fellow veteran reliever Tommy Hunter. The two veteran arms were to stabilize the otherwise young Phillies bullpen. One game in, the bullpen surrendered eight earned runs while getting just 10 outs.
The Phillies have not announced a timetable on either Hunter's nor Neshek's return.