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NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

Pirates add Neftali Feliz to bullpen

In an effort to bolster their bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-hander Neftali Feliz.The Pirates announced Wednesday that they signed Feliz to a one-year deal, which is reportedly worth $3.9 million, according to multiple outlets.While Feliz began in the majors as a closer with the Texas Rangers and has intermittently stepped in as closer over the past few seasons...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ray Searage Shouldn’t Have to Do Much for Neftali Feliz

Every time the Pirates acquire a new pitcher, the analysis is basically the same. It’s either super lazy, or super insightful, and I’m not really sure which. Here’s how it goes: while the given pitcher might have had his struggles lately, the stuff is there, and Ray Searage ought to be able to work his magic. Every time. Some fans of some baseball teams wouldn’t even be able...
Via Fangraphs
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz agrees to $3.9 million, 1-year deal Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Former AL Rookie of the Year Neftali Feliz and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $3.9 million, one-year contract. The 27-year-old right-hander, who became a free agent last month when Detroit failed to offer a 2016 contract, is 15-12 with a 3.17 ERA and 97 saves in 246 big league appearances. He was 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 18 appearances for the Rangers last...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers ‘in the mix’ on former All-Star and rookie of the year Neftali Feliz

Reliever Neftali Feliz, a former All-Star and Rookie of the Year with the Rangers, may soon find a new home. According to Chris Cotillo, citing MLB Network’s Pedro Martinez, Feliz who elected free agency after being DFA’d back on July 3rd will be signing a new Major League deal soon which could come via the Detroit Tigers. On @MLBNetwork last night, @45PedroMartinez reported...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers are desperate for bullpen help

The offense is heating up and starting pitching has been good, but there is one area the Rangers remain helpless. The Rangers bullpen is among the Major League’s worst. They rank 25th in bullpen ERA at 4.63 and 27th in BAA (Batting Average Against) at .265. Texas has relied on an all right-handed bullpen for much of the year making it difficult to properly matchup with opposing...
Via isportsweb.com
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz expected to take over 9th inning for Rangers in wake light of Soria trade

We’re late breaking this news of course, but it should be noted that with Joakim Soria dealt to the Detroit Tigers the Texas Rangers appear set to call on RP Neftali Feliz to resume 9th inning duties. Heading into the season there was some debate as to which pitcher would start the season in the stopper’s role but with Feliz dealing with arm issues the point was rendered moot...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers bring up Feliz from Triple-A

Right-hander Neftali Feliz, who went to spring training with plans to regain his job as the Texas Rangers closer, has finally earned his way onto the team's roster. The Rangers recalled Feliz from Triple-A Round Rock and sent right-hander Ben Rowen back to Triple A to make room for Feliz. Feliz battled through arm issues and inconsistency with the Express this season. He was 1-1...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Rangers closed the book on Neftali Feliz?

It never made sense. This thought that Neftali Feliz would return to his fireballing form and seize the closer's role seemed like a farce. On Saturday, the Rangers finally accepted reality and admitted that Feliz is not prepared to play a meaningful role on this roster. Was this devastating news to Feliz? Well, that's impossible to know because the 25-year-old pitcher rarely provides...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Neftali Feliz has "out of whack" mechanics

After losing Joe Nathan to the Tigers, the Rangers are hoping Neftali Feliz can retake the closer’s role. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, his mechanics are “out of whack” in the early stages of spring training. rwh via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)Grant says that he did not look sharp in the intrasquad game and losing ground to be the closer opening day...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Neftali Feliz aiming for successful return as Rangers' closer

It has been over two years since Neftali Feliz recorded a save for the Texas Rangers, but the 25-year-old is determined to get the closer job back and help the Rangers to the World Series in the process. Feliz told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that he thinks the team can win it all, and he wants to be the closer when they do it."It is very important for me," Feliz said from the Dominican...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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