The Oakland Athletics and right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the team announced (via Twitter) Wednesday afternoon. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. By agreeing to a deal, the two sides successfully avoided an arbitration hearing.
#Athletics agree to terms with RHP Pat Neshek on one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) November 28, 2012
At 32 years of age, Neshek began the season with the Baltimore Orioles before before being sent to the A's in exchange for cash considerations.
Neshek posted a 1.37 ERA across 19 2/3 innings of work for the A's last season, along with a 2.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The right-handed reliever was specifically used against right-handed batters, who hit just .094/.180/.189 in 61 plate appearances.