The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Pat Neshek from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade, as reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. He will be placed on the team's 40-man roster. Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed the trade to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli. It's currently unclear if the Orioles received anything in the deal.
Showalter confirmed Neshek to the As. Said he wouldn't call it a trade.— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) August 3, 2012
The 31-year-old Neshek signed a minor league deal with the Orioles in the off-season and has spent the entire 2012 season with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. He's done well, too.
In 44 complete innings of work (35 appearances, all out of the bullpen), the righty reliever has posted a 2.66 ERA complimented with a 10.0 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9.