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Grieving Neshek back with Athletics

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • October 6, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek is with his teammates again following the death of his newborn son.

Gehrig John Neshek died 23 hours after his birth. The former Twins righthander from Park Center High School posted the tragic news Wednesday night on Twitter.

Neshek, who missed the final two games of the A's dramatic season-ending series with Texas that gave Oakland the AL West title, was with the team on Friday when it worked out in Detroit's Comerica Park a day before the start of the AL Division Series against the Tigers.

The former Twins pitcher told reporters being at the ballpark and playing catch helped with the healing process.

A's manager Bob Melvin said what Neshek is going through is obviously devastating and that the team is there to support him.

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