Massage therapy providing boost to Neshek

Massage therapy providing boost to Neshek

SAN DIEGO -- Reliever Pat Neshek pitched in two of the first three games of the season in St. Louis and said he could have easily appeared in all three.

Neshek, claimed off waivers from the Twins late in Spring Training, has something of a rubber arm, meaning his arm is resilient and that he can pitch just about every day.

"I don't know if I can do it every day," Neshek said, smiling.

One thing Neshek has enjoyed since coming to the Padres is that they employ a massage therapist, Phillip Kerr.

"I think I owe a lot to the trainers. ... They've already helped me a lot," Neshek said. "... Having a massage therapist has helped a lot. The Twins didn't have that. The last few years I had to drive to find my own guy. That got expensive."