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NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

Rangers Rumors: Will Neftali Feliz close in 2015?

One key decision that faces the Rangers' new manager, Jeff Banister, is how much confidence he has in right-hander Neftali Feliz as the full-time closer, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN. #456233620 / gettyimages.com The 26-year-old All-Star and 2010 AL Rookie of the Year returned from Tommy John rehab with reduced velocity and did not begin the 2014 season with the major...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Feliz returns to old role to save Rangers' win over Oakland

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A new starter and a not-so-new closer combined to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the team with the best record in the majors Friday. Jerome Williams, released by the Astros earlier this month, held the potent Oakland Athletics to one run over six innings in his Rangers debut. Williams' effectiveness set the stage for Neftali Feliz to get his first save since...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 25, 2014  |  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

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

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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