The Twins recalled Patrick Neshek from the Rochester Red Wings on Thursday, a day after demoting Boof Bonser to the Triple-A team. Neshek has been one of the more dominating closers in Minor League Baseball for the past two seasons, and his call-up to the big leagues is well deserved. The 25-year old right-hander will be the 27th Minnesota native to appear in a game for the Twins when he makes his Major League debut.
A sixth round pick in the 2002 draft, the Twins drafted Neshek out of Butler University. After a standout collegiate career, Neshek signed with the Twins and has been on a pretty steady track the Major League ever since. This season, he had posted a 1.95 earned run average for the Red Wings, and notched 14 saves.
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For more information, log onto Neshek's player page on the Scout.com Network under the Rochester Red Wings roster. You can read all our stories on Patrick, as we join all of you in congratulating Patrick on his promotion. It was well deserved.