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Three Quietly Key Players for the Texas Rangers

If the Texas Rangers are going to have a successful 2015 season, Neftali Feliz and two other quietly key members will play a huge role. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) The Texas Rangers’ most notable players include Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish. If Texas has any hopes of contention, let alone playoff aspirations, these stars will have to deliver...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Confident Feliz has lofty goals for 2015

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Neftali Feliz has set his goals high for the 2015 season. The Texas closer said he wants to save between 40 and 50 games for the Rangers, which would be a great sign for the Rangers. Feliz believes he's put himself in a position to do that with his pitching at the end of the 2014 season and his offseason worth with a trainer. He's now ready to see if the work has...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Feliz for 2015 season

The Texas Rangers agreed to a one year, $4.125-million deal with closer Neftali Feliz Thursday. Feliz was one of three Rangers who was arbitration eligible, with Ross Detwiler and Neftali Feliz the other two. Feliz, who is expected to be the Texas closer this season, ended the 2014 campaign with that role following the trade of Joakim Soria. Feliz began the season at Triple A. He...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers reach agreement with Feliz, avoid arbitration

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have avoided salary arbitration with their expected closer, agreeing with right-hander Neftali Feliz on a one-year contract for $4,125,000. Feliz was 2-1 with 13 saves and a 1.99 ERA in 30 relief appearances after rejoining Texas last July. He made $3 million. Following Feliz's deal Thursday, left-hander Ross Detwiler and designated hitter Mitch Moreland...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 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...
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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 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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