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The 20-year-old Requena has started 19 games for single-A Asheville, going 8-3 with a 2.85 ERA and 97 strikeouts to 25 walks in 117.0 innings pitched. He ranks second in the league in innings and seventh in ERA, earning a selection to the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team. Requena, who also hails from Venezuela, was signed as an amateur free agent in Sept. 2013. In 60 minor league games (48 starts), he has posted a 3.78 ERA.

Hammer, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-hander, has combined for a 2.36 ERA, 13 saves in 14 opportunities and 65 strikeouts in 42.0 innings over 36 appearances between single-A Asheville and single-A Lancaster. He has held opponents to a .182 batting average with no home runs and has posted a 0.98 WHIP. The 23-year-old, in his second professional season, made the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team and boasts a 3.15 ERA with 117 strikeouts in his first 63 minor league games (85.2 IP), all in relief. A Windsor, Colo., native, Hammer was selected by the Rockies in the 24th round of the June 2016 draft out of Marshall University.

The 36-year-old Neshek has posted a 1.12 ERA in 43 games for the Phillies this season, the second-best mark among all major league relief pitchers. He has walked only five batters, struck out 45 and posted a 0.82 WHIP in 40.1 innings pitched, ranking in the top 10 among major league relievers in walks per nine innings (1.12, 3rd), strikeout-to-walk ratio (9.00, 5th), WHIP (9th) and opponents’ on-base percentage (.224, 10th). Neshek has held the opposition scoreless in 41 of his 43 appearances for the Phillies, earning his second career All-Star selection. He did not allow a run at home all season for Philadelphia (21.2 IP in 23 games).

The right-hander, who was acquired by Philadelphia from Houston on Nov. 4, 2016, for cash considerations, holds a 2.76 career ERA with 423 strikeouts in 423.2 innings (466 games) over parts of 12 seasons with the Twins (2006-10), Padres (2011), Athletics (2012-13), Cardinals (2014), Astros (2015-16) and Phillies (2017).


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