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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Astros net Héctor Neris with a 2-year, $17 million contract

It appears the Astros have found their replacement for Kendall Graveman, who recently signed a three-year deal with the White Sox. Héctor Neris, a longtime late-inning reliever for the Phillies, has landed in Houston on a $17 million deal over 2 years.

The 32-year-old Neris possesses one of the game’s most devastating split-fingers, which has helped him sustain an elite whiff percentage and a high strikeout rate the last several years. He has a career ERA of 3.42 and collected 84 saves during his 7-year tenure in Philly, including 12 in 2021. Although walks and ill-timed home runs have been an issue in recent years, Neris posted the highest ground ball rate in his career in 2021.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 27, 2021 at 04:57 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: November 27, 2021 at 08:52 PM (#6054937)
How devastating would that splitter be if all of a sudden, he could somehow throw it with a much greater spin rate?
   2. Walt Davis Posted: November 27, 2021 at 10:23 PM (#6054952)
Headline numbers the same as Loup.
   3. bfan Posted: November 28, 2021 at 09:09 AM (#6054972)
Hard to believe a member of the Phillies bullpen would be a source of excellence.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 28, 2021 at 07:52 PM (#6055058)
Neris is a good, not great pitcher. At times he was the best reliever the Phillies had and was cast into roles beyond his capabilities. A lot of fans hated him because of this. I wish him luck; he is a battler who enjoys the game. The Phillies will miss him.

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