Description: The Padres have signed RP Pat Neshek.
SOURCE: Pat Neshek via Twitter
Insight: With Heath Bell entrenched as the closer Neshek has minimal value now. If Bell is dealt, however, Neshek could vulture a few saves.
6/2/2010 12:18:00 AM
Description: Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, via Twitter, that Neshek (finger) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Fort Myers on Friday.
Insight: Neshek has been out since late-April with inflammation in a finger on his pitching hand. It is unknown at this point when he will be able to return to the Twins' bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)
5/26/2010 11:16:00 AM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Neshek (hand) threw batting practice in Florida at the Twins' spring training facility on Tuesday.
Insight: Neshek may be able to head out on a rehab assignment fairly soon. (SportsBuff.com)
5/10/2010 11:11:00 AM
Description: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports Neshek (hand) is not likely to throw for another few weeks and then will need a rehab assigment before returning.
Insight: Neshek has an inflamed tendon in the palm of his pitching hand. It's looking like it'll be well into June before he returns to the Twins' bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)
5/6/2010 1:35:00 PM
Description: 1500 ESPN.com reports, after an MRI, that Neshek (right hand) has been diagnosed with inflammation in his palm pulley tendon.
Insight: Neshek has been previously diagnosed with a sore flexor tendon in his right middle finger. He is eligible to return from the DL on May 12, but may not return until closer to June. (SportsBuff.com)
5/2/2010 2:15:00 PM
Description: Neshek (right middle finger) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 29 with finger inflammation.
Insight: Neshek missed 10 days in April with the finger issue, and struggled in his one appearance over the past week. His absence will create a vacancy in the Twins' bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)
4/29/2010 4:40:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Neshek (finger) said his right middle finger did not bother him during a brief outing on Wednesday.
Insight: Neshek missed 10 days earlier in the month with the finger issue. He did not pitch well in his outing Wednesday night, as he allowed two runs and did not record an out. (SportsBuff.com)
4/22/2010 2:00:00 PM
Description: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.com reports Neshek (finger) threw a bullpen session on Thursday without problem and should be available on Friday.
Insight: Neshek has not pitched since April 14 due to a sore flexor tendon in his right middle finger, but now looks likely to avoid a DL stint. (SportsBuff.com)
4/21/2010 11:58:00 PM
Description: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports Neshek (finger) played catch on Wednesday and will try to throw a bullpen session on Thursday.
Insight: Neshek has not pitched since April 14, so a DL stint appears likely if he has to miss much more time. (SportsBuff.com)
4/15/2010 12:51:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Neshek (finger) has a sore flexor tendon in his right middle finger.
Insight: Neshek is coming back from Tommy John surgery, so he is unlikely to be used on back-to-back days any way after being used on Wednesday. More should be known about his status going forward in the coming days. (SportsBuff.com)
4/6/2010 10:06:00 AM
Description: Neshek pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout on Monday night against the Angels.
Insight: This was Neshek's first outing since 2008, as he underwent Tommy John surgery that year. (SportsBuff.com)
3/12/2010 4:17:00 PM
Description: According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire shot down talk of Neshek being considered for the team's ninth inning vacancy.
Insight: Neshek is a little over a year removed from Tommy John surgery and does appear to be making decent progress in his recovery. He is likely to settle back into a set-up role, but could pick up a few saves if the Twins' use a committee approach or one guy can't nail down the job in Joe Nathan's (right elbow) absence. (SportsBuff.com)
1/20/2010 8:44:00 AM
Description: The Twins agreed to a one-year, $625,000 contract with Neshek on Tuesday.
Insight: Neshek has not pitched since 2008 as he missed the entire 2009 season with Tommy John surgery. (SportsBuff.com)
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