NEFTALI FELIZ RUMORS

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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers send Neftali Feliz back to the minors

Neftali Feliz was recovered enough from Tommy John elbow surgery to make six appearances for the Rangers in September of last season, throwing 4.2 scoreless innings, but after watching him pitch this spring the team has decided to send the 25-year-old former Rookie of the Year back to the minors. Feliz gave up 13 hits in 10 innings, but also had a decent 6/2 K/BB ratio and reports...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers option Neftali Feliz to minor leagues

The Texas Rangers have optioned pitcher Neftali Feliz to the minor leagues as he continues to recover from Tommy John elbow surgery. Feliz, 25, will work his way back to the majors while pitching at Triple-A Round Rock. “Some guys need velocity more than others,” general manager Jon Daniels said on Saturday. “He just isn’t ready to help us in that capacity. We expect the...
Via Tireball.com
24 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
26 days ago  |  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

Neftali Feliz’s mechanics are “out of whack”

The Rangers are hoping that Neftali Feliz can retake the closer’s role after Joe Nathan departed for the Tigers, but according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, his mechanics are “out of whack” in the early going. Grant writes that Feliz is not getting his arm extended enough to generate velocity, which is Feliz’s calling card. If the Rangers aren’t happy with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers set to improve quickly when Neftali Feliz returns

Generally speaking, I'm of the notion that the loss of a starting pitcher for anything less than a couple months does not have that large an impact on a team.  However, if that starting pitcher is the missing piece that can turn a rotation from being top-five in the league to number one overall, things change.  Neftali Feliz has been on the disabled list since the start of...
Via MLB Injury News
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz throws for first time since surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas Playing catch for a baseball player doesn't seem like that big of a deal. It was for Texas right-hander Neftali Feliz Friday. Feliz played catch for the first time since he had Tommy John surgery last August. He was at Rangers Ballpark as part of the team's winter pitching camp. Feliz said he was a little nervous playing catch but he's cleared...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers skipping Feliz in rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have decided to give starter Neftali Feliz some extra time between starts and he won't start again until the Rangers play in Toronto Tuesday. Feliz started Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader in Detroit and will be available in the bullpen for the next few games, including Wednesday's series finale against New York. "We're backing...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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