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NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

Feliz hopes two-inning stint sparks turnaround

Was Tuesday's multi-inning outing just the thing erstwhile Brewers closer Neftali Feliz needed to turn his season around? The Brewers, riding atop the National League Central in spite of Feliz's struggles at the back end of the bullpen, hope it represents a start.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Brewers bump Feliz from closer role

Less than six weeks into his tenure as Brewers closer, Neftali Feliz has lost command of the role.
Via Brewers.com
13 days ago

The Cubs walked off Wednesday on a majestic Addison Russell home run

After two weeks of sky-is-falling talk from (a segment of) Cubs fans, the defending champs got something to cheer about Wednesday evening.Trailing the Brewers by a run in the ninth inning, the Cubs rallied for four off Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz, eventually walking off on a three-run homer from shortstop Addison Russell.It was a beauty. Yep, Russell knew it was gone the moment...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers start building bullpen with Neftali Feliz

The Milwaukee Brewers added Neftali Feliz to take over the closer role in 2017. The Brewers bullpen was ranked 12th in Major League Baseball in 2016 and 13th in team pitching. Despite decent numbers in that category last season, the Brewers front office is recognizing the importance of a strong bullpen and are taking steps to ensure the upcoming season bolsters positive results....
Via isportsweb.com
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Brewers Sign Neftali Feliz, Remain Interesting

The Brewers appear to have unearthed a gem in Keon Broxton, whose admirers are growing in number, the bandwagon led by FanGraphs’ own Jeff Sullivan. If the projections are right, the Brewers found more sneaky value in their 2017 first baseman, Eric Thames, who spent the last few years launching home runs in South Korea. And on Thursday, the Brewers reached a one-year, $5.35 million...
Via Fangraphs
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins may target Neftali Feliz

With the pool of available free agent relievers threatening to dry up quickly, the Miami Marlins may be forced to devise a creative backup plan. According to a report by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Thursday, the Marlins may target former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz as they await a decision from Kenley Jansen. As the #Marlins await decision from Jansen, Neftali Feliz is another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  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

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

Neftali Feliz will start the year in AAA

“We optioned Neftali with the goal of working with him to get back to where we all know he can be,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement.  “He’s healthy and his work ethic has been solid, but he needs some work and the best place to get him that is in Round Rock right now.  I expect he’ll be back as soon as he’s ready to help us.”   -Rangers GM...
Via The Outside Corner
March 25, 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
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