Héctor Neris

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Oops! All Astros: Héctor Neris

We’re reviewing all 316 players to appear in Houston’s system in 2022. Héctor Neris is a six-foot-two, 227 lb. right-handed pitcher from Villa Altagracia, DR. Born on June 14, 1989, Neris signed his first professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies at the age of 20. Neris worked...
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MLB suspends Hector Neris, Dusty Baker

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday evening that Astros reliever Héctor Neris has been suspended four games “for intentionally throwing at Eugenio Suárez of the Mariners in the area of the head while warnings were in place.” He was also fined an undisclosed amount. Neris is appealing the ban, reports Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. He’ll remain on the active roster while the appeal runs its course.
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Astros pitcher Héctor Neris suspended four games for throwing at Mariners

Major League Baseball handed down punishments for Monday night’s bench-clearing scuffle between the Astros and Seatte Mariners, leveraging the most severe discipline against Astros pitcher Héctor Neris and manager Dusty Baker. The skirmish began after Neris hit Mariners batter Ty France with a pitch in the ninth inning...

Astros’ Dusty Baker, Hector Neris suspended after bench-clearing brawl against Mariners

Houston Astros reliever Hector Neris and manager Dusty Baker have been handed suspensions by MLB following Monday night’s face-off between the Astros and Seattle Mariners that saw a bench-clearing brawl. Both Astros have been fined an undisclosed amount of money. Baker has been assigned a one-game suspension while Neris...
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Héctor Neris has not only lived up to expectations, he’s surpassed them

When he was signed in late November, Héctor Neris was viewed as Kendall Graveman’s replacement in Houston. The Astros inked Neris to a two-year contract worth $17 million just days before the White Sox landed Graveman for three years, $24 million. Houston’s brass ostensibly balked at giving Graveman a third year and opted to go with the 32-year-old Neris on a more short-term, team-friendly deal.
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Astros' Hector Neris: Picks up 10th hold

Neris struck out two and did not allow a baserunner in a scoreless eighth inning to earn a hold Tuesday against the Athletics. Neris entered the game with a two-run lead and recorded his 10th hold of the season. He's gotten back on track by turning in four consecutive scoreless appearances after allowing four earned runs in a three-inning stretch during the middle of May. Neris has been excellent overall in a high-leverage role for Houston this season by maintaining a 2.01 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and a 24:3 K:BB across 22.1 frames.

Former Phillies Closer Hector Neris is lifting off in Houston

I just want to start off by saying that I never thought in a million years I would be writing a title like that. But I have to give it to Hector Neris, he’s starting to prove all the long-time critics wrong (myself included) and show the baseball world that he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
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Astros' Hector Neris: Hit with loss Monday

Neris (1-2) took the loss Monday as the Astros fell 6-3 to the Red Sox, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one in one inning of relief. The right-hander entered a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning and got rocked for three extra-base hits, capped by a two-run homer off the bat of Xander Bogaerts. Neris saw his 10-appearance scoreless streak snapped, but on the season he still sports a strong 2.12 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB through 17 innings with a win and five holds.

Héctor Neris has been one of baseball’s best relievers so far in 2022

With nearly a month’s worth of games having been played, one of the best relievers in baseball thus far in 2022 has been … Héctor Neris. After spending parts of eight seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Neris departed this past offseason, signing a two-year/$17 million deal with the Houston Astros in November.
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Astros' Hector Neris: Granted first win

Neris (1-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 2-1 victory against the Diamondbacks, striking out two in a perfect eighth inning. Neris made quick work of the heart of Arizona's order in the eighth and fell in line for the victory when Houston took the lead in the top of the ninth. The first-year Astro has yet to allow a run through three appearances and is solidifying his hold on the setup role.