Héctor Neris, a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, was born on June 14, 1989. He used to be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. The Phillies signed him as a free agent in 2010, and he made his major league debut in 2014.
On May 28, 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Neris as a free agent. He was 1-1 with five saves and a 3.24 ERA in 41.2 innings for the Dominican Summer League Phillies, striking out 34 hitters and holding batters to a.199 hitting average.
In 2011, he split the season between the Class A- Williamsport Crosscutters and the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Neris was a combined 3-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 59 innings, averaging 11.0 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.
In 2019 with the Phillies, Neris was 3–6 with 28 saves (7th in the National League) and a 2.93 ERA, as in 68 relief appearances in 67+2⁄3 innings he struck out 89 batters (averaging 11.8 strikeouts per 9 innings).
In 2020 for Philadelphia, Neris pitched to a 2–2 record with 5 saves and a 4.57 ERA to go along with 27 strikeouts across 21+2⁄3 innings pitched in 24 games. In 2021, Neris went 4–7 with 12 saves in 19 chances, recording a 3.63 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 74+1⁄3 innings.
On November 30, 2021, Neris signed a two-year contract worth $17 million with the Houston Astros. On April 12, 2022, at Chase Field, he struck out two in a perfect eighth inning versus the Arizona Diamondbacks to earn his first win in an Astros uniform in a 2–1 score.
Neris has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.