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NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

Brewers' Feliz arrives at camp 'ready to get to work and ready to win'

PHOENIX -- After sorting out work visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, the Brewers' Neftali Feliz arrived at Monday morning, ready to get to work with his new team. Feliz enters camp as Milwaukee's leading candidate to be the closer after the team parted ways with Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith at the deadline last season, and with Tyler Thornburg during the winter. "It...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Feliz in Brewers camp, ready to challenge for closer's role

PHOENIX (AP) After sorting out work visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, the Brewers' Neftali Feliz arrived at Monday morning, ready to get to work with his new team. Feliz enters camp as Milwaukee's leading candidate to be the closer after the team parted ways with Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith at the deadline last season, and with Tyler Thornburg during the winter...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Feliz eager to get started with Brewers

Rob Scahill remembers glancing up at the scoreboard last season and thinking something along the lines of, "This is the guy I watched in the World Series." Scahill was working relief for the Pirates alongside Neftali Feliz, the onetime Rangers closer who had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and took years to rediscover the zip on his fastball.
Via Brewers.com
3 days ago

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

Pitcher Neftali Feliz agrees to $5.35M deal with Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Free agent right-hander Neftali Feliz has agreed to a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking for a closer in the bullpen. Feliz's deal, which was announced Thursday, is worth $5.35 million, with $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on games and games finished. The eight-year veteran spent last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, going...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 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

Pitcher Feliz signs with Brewers, joins mix for closer job

MILWAUKEE (AP) Free agent right-hander Neftali Feliz has signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking for a closer in the bullpen. Feliz's deal, which was announced by the team on Thursday, is worth $5.35 million, with $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on games and games finished. The eight-year veteran spent last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via Associated Press
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

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
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