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NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

The Tigers agree to terms with reliever Neftali Feliz

Neftali Feliz is officially a Detroit Tiger. After reports surfaced last night, notably from MLB Network’s Pedro Martinez that Feliz would sign with the Tigers, the deal was announced Saturday as the former Texas Rangers closer will be set to join the team today in Minnesota. The Tigers today have agreed to terms with RHP Neftali Feliz and he will join the club today in Minnesota...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 11, 2015  |  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

Cutting ties with Feliz means saying goodbye to an era for Rangers fans

The Rangers said goodbye to reliever Neftali Feliz when they designated him for assignment on Saturday. They actually said goodbye to the old Neftali Feliz long before granting him his independence on the Fourth of July. The Feliz who recorded 72 saves in his first two seasons hasn't been seen for years. That Feliz disappeared after Tommy John surgery, which followed an attempt to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers designate Neftali Feliz for assignment

After Friday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers designated Neftali Feliz for assignment. Feliz pitched two shutout innings in the 8-2 loss, and he is the odd man out so the Rangers can call up Matt Harrison. Harrison is scheduled to start Tuesday against the ArizonaDiamondbacks, but has to be called up by Saturday because that is the last day of his 30-day...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 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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