The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Pat Neshek to the Colorado Rockies for three minor league players.
Philadelphia received shortstop Jose Gomez and right-handers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer in the deal.
Neshek goes from the 35-64 Phillies to the 58-44 Rockies, who are in the thick of the playoff race.
"It's exciting," Neshek said. "You jump right into a playoff race. That's a great team with a great offense.
"It's bittersweet, too. I enjoyed my time here. These guys are some of the better guys I've played with, and this is one of my favorite places I've been. There's a lot of emotion."
Colorado's bullpen ranks 25th in the majors with a 4.53 ERA.