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USA TODAY Sports St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Pat Neshek throws to a New York Mets batter during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium in this June 17 file photo.

MLB: Former Twin Neshek a surprise All-Star


ST. LOUIS — In the offseason, the New York Mets told Pat Neshek he didn’t throw hard enough to warrant an invitation to spring training.

Think they might want to take a mulligan about now?

Neshek went from accepting St. Louis’ non-roster invitation to spring training to the first All-Star Game berth of his career Sunday when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny selected him to the National League roster.

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