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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Pat Neshek throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during a game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis earlier this month. The Minnesota native and former Twin is the only All-Star in today’s game who had to beg for a minor-league contract last spring. Jeff Curry / USA Today Sports

All-Star Neshek makes amazing comeback

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ST. LOUIS — He throws weird, like some strange mechanical sidearm Frisbee launcher. He’s suffered major injuries that have sidelined him for months at a time. Three times, his teams have lost faith in him and told him he’s through. He’s been told he doesn’t throw hard enough.

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