The Padres have claimed the right-handed pitcher off waivers. He will provide depth as Ernesto Frieri had a sore shoulder and to add to our depth that was depleted when we made the Jason Bartlett and Cameron Maybin trades. In 2007 Neshek was one of the most effective set-up men in all of baseball. He was forced to undergo Tommy John Surgery in 2008 and returned last year topost a 5.00 ERA in 11 games. He will open up the season in the bullpen and looks like he will bounce back. He has the funkiest delivery in MLB! He also is a class-act off the field and is always thinking off the fan. Here is his twitter account. He should do good in the pitcher-friendly PETCO stadium.
Projection: 3.22 ERA, 3-4, 60 games