Héctor Neris suspended three games for throwing at David Freese

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Phillies closer Héctor Neris has been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball at Dodgers infielder David Freese in the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park. Both Neris and manager Gabe Kapler were ejected by home plate umpire Chris Conroy.

Neris took over in the ninth inning with the Phillies ahead 6-5, but he would serve up a go-ahead three-run home run to Matt Beaty. Freese was the very next batter. The pitch that hit him was the second pitch of the at-bat. The first pitch was just outside of the strike zone, low and inside.

The Phillies went on to win in walk-off fashion, 9-8, staving off another humiliating loss after dropping Monday’s contest 16-2.

Neris is appealing his suspension, per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. Neris is allowed to continue playing until that matter is resolved. If and when he does serve his suspension, there’s no obvious ninth inning candidate as the bullpen has been depleted by injuries and has not performed well. Lefties José Álvarez and Adam Morgan, and right-hander J.D. Hammer seem the most likely to handle save chances while Neris is out.

Report: Trea Turner, Phillies reach 11-year, $300M deal

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SAN DIEGO — The Philadelphia Phillies landed Trea Turner, agreeing to a 11-year, $300 million contract with the dynamic shortstop.

The deal includes a no-trade clause, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no immediate announcement.

Turner joins a Philadelphia team that made it to the World Series this year before losing to the Houston Astros. He also reunites with slugger Bryce Harper after the two played together with the Washington Nationals from 2015-18.

Turner was terrific in his first full season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .298 with 21 homers and a career-high 100 RBIs for the 2022 NL West champions. He also swiped 27 bases and scored 101 runs.

The free agent market for the talented Turner likely was enhanced by bigger bases and restrictions on defensive positioning coming to the game next year – two changes that make Turner’s athleticism and defensive versatility even more valuable than before.

He turned down a $19.65 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers in November, joining a stellar group of free agent shortstops that also included Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson.

Turner, 29, broke into the majors with Washington in 2015. The two-time All-Star hit .300 with 192 steals in six-plus seasons with the Nationals, winning the World Series in 2019.

Turner and ace right-hander Max Scherzer were traded to the Dodgers in a multiplayer deal at the 2021 trade deadline. Turner hit .338 with 10 homers and 11 steals down the stretch, and Los Angeles made it to the NL Championship Series before being eliminated by Atlanta.

Turner is a .302 hitter with 124 homers, 434 RBIs and 230 steals in 849 games. He has spent most of his career at shortstops, but he also has made big league starts at second base and in center field.