Report: Hector Neris unlikely to re-sign with the Phillies
Jim Salisbury from NBC Sports Philadelphia fired out the following tweet in regards to the Philadelphia Phillies and free agent reliever Hector Neris, stating that the market for Neris is considered “hot” and he could agree to a new deal soon. The catch? That deal will apparently be with another team and not the Philadelphia Phillies.
Hector Neris will part ways with the Phillies as their all-time leader in strikeouts by a reliever. Neris has been with the Phillies since 2014. He has a career 3.42 ERA with 520 strikeouts. The Phillies are obviously in desperate need for bullpen help and Neris settled in nicely as the set-up man in the bullpen last year after being moved out of the closer role.
Honestly pretty shocked that Neris wouldn’t be returning to the Phillies. The free agent market is already moving fast this offseason, mainly because teams are trying to secure as many assets in case the we hit a lockout with a new CBA needed in December.
It was announced a few days ago that the Mets will be signing Starling Marte so you can take him off your Phillies wishlist this winter. My eyes are still on the closer spot and getting Nick Castellanos in left field for the Phillies as quickly as possible.
Looks like we have our answer.