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NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

Feliz 'fine' after essentially losing role as Rangers' closer

Texas Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz may have lost his role as the team's closer, but he isn't upset by manager Jeff Banister's decision to do away with conventional role-based bullpen management. Despite being an integral part of then-manager Ron Washington's bullpen in 2010 and 2011, the years the Rangers won back-to-back A.L. pennants, Feliz has been moved out of the role due...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz eager to stay healthy and return to 'elite' status as Rangers' closer

From 2010 to 2011, Texas Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz was one of the most dominant arms in the league. He had a career-high 40 saves for the A.L. pennant-winning Rangers in 2010 and followed that up with 32 more a year later.  Just when it seemed he was destined for a lengthy run as one of the top closers in the game, injuries struck — Tommy John operation and subsequent recovery...
Via Fox Sports
March 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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