A month into the season, Neris was demoted as the team’s closer, and on June 18 he was optioned to the minors. Three days after that, he was summoned back to duty.
After allowing five runs in a 17–7 defeat to the Washington Nationals on June 29, he was optioned to AAA for a second time.
On the 14th of August, Neris was called up to the big leagues for the first time since 2013. As of August, he was selected National League Reliever of the Month after striking out 20 of 32 batters (62.5 percent ).
In 47+23 innings, he struck out 76 batters, an average of 14.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. He went 1–2 with 11 saves and a 5.10 ERA in 2018 with the Phillies.
Josh Hader was the only other NL pitcher with a greater strikeout percentage than Neris in 2018. He fired a 95-mile-per-hour four-seam fastball.
The majority of his pitches were splitters, which he threw more than any other MLB pitcher.
He went 2–0 with a 1.15 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 18+23 innings with AAA Lehigh Valley in 2018, averaging 14.9 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
He has a 2.93 ERA in 68 bullpen appearances (67+23 innings) for the Phillies in 2019 and struck out 89 batters while going 3–6 with 28 saves (7th in the National League) (averaging 11.8 strikeouts per 9 innings).
Neris recorded a 2–2 record with 5 saves and a 4.57 ERA in 24 games for Philadelphia in 2020, with 27 strikeouts in 21+2/3 innings of work.
Neris had a 3.63 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 74+1/3 innings in 2021, going 4–7 with 12 saves in 19 chances.
How Much Does Héctor Neris Make?
Héctor Neris has a yearly salary of $8,500,000 on average. Neris will be paid a basic salary of $8,000,000 in 2022.