UPDATE: Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that a deal is in place, and Neshek will get a two-year, $12.5 million contract from Houston. There is an option for a third year as well.
9:50 AM: The Astros just made news of one bullpen signing, inking Luke Gregerson to a three-year, $18.5 million contract. But they’re not done yet, it seems: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Astros are “closing in” on signing reliever Pat Neshek as well.
Neshek is coming off an All-Star season with the Cardinals in which he posted a 1.87 ERA with 68 strikeouts and just nine walks over 67 and a third innings.
If this gets done, the Astros have made over the back end of their bullpen before 10am Eastern time. What have you accomplished today?