Neftali Feliz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rangers deal pitcher Soria in significant surrender move, Neftali Feliz to close

    Dallas Morning News "In a story that could only happen to the 2014 woebegone Rangers, on Wednesday they lost a game to the grounds crew and got a head start on next year. Just as umpires were trying to rush the ineffective New York Yankees grounds crew into action as a hard shower hit in the fifth inning, Rangers..." July 24

  • Rangers send Neftali Feliz back to the minors

    Hardball Talk "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..." March 25

  • ‘Perfect’ off-season for Rangers’ Feliz, Ogando

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The word used this week by two of the most important members of the Texas Rangers’ 2014 pitching staff to describe the health of their right arms gave reason for optimism. Talk, however, is cheap. No matter how “perfect” Neftali Feliz and Alexi Ogando said they feel when throwing off a mound..." January 31

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Rangers and Neftali Feliz avoid arbitration. He gets $3M, bonuses of $25,000 for 50/55 games finished.

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Also in #Rangers' release is word that Neftali Feliz will pitch in Dominican Winter League for Este Toros.

  • Neftali Feliz made his 2013 debut against the Twins

    Hardball Talk "Rangers reliever-turned-starter-turned-reliever Neftali Feliz made his 2013 debut against the Twins this afternoon recording five outs surrendering just one hit and recording two strikeouts. He came on in relief of starter Travis Blackley with two outs in the fifth. Against Darin Mastroianni Feliz..." September 02

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Rangers reinstated Lance Berkman and Neftali Feliz from DL among their roster moves today.

  • Rangers preparing to add Neftali Feliz, Lance Berkman

    CBSSports.com "With the rosters set to expand September 1 the Rangers are about to get some pretty solid reinforcements. Former All-Stars Neftali Feliz and Lance Berkman are going to be activated manager Ron Washington told reporters (star-telegram.com). The addition of Feliz is particularly intriguing to me...." August 27

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers plan to have Neftali Feliz by Sunday maybe Monday. He will work in low-leverage situations at first before working late in games.

  • Neftali Feliz shut down, day-to-day

    ESPN Dallas "Right-hander Neftali Feliz coming back from Tommy John surgery tried to warm up during Sunday's game for Triple-A Round Rock but stopped. He has been shut down for the moment with right triceps tendinitis. The Rangers don't believe it is serious and said it is a common issue for pitchers coming..." August 12

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers Neftali Feliz will throw a 25-pitch bullpen Friday in Surprise. Will be his second bullpen.

  • Neftali Feliz agrees to one-year $2.9 million deal, plus incentives

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers beat writer Evan Grant reports that Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz has agreed to a one-year deal for $2.9 million, plus incentives. The Texas Rangers announced this evening that right-hander Neftali Feliz has agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2013 season. Per team policy, no..." January 18

  • Rangers, Feliz avoid arbitration with one-year, $2.9 million contract

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers and right-hander Neftali Feliz have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The deal includes $1 million in performance-based incentives. Feliz, 24, was arbitration-eligible for the first time..." January 17

  • Neftali Feliz on track in recovery from Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Rangers righty Colby Lewis was cleared to begin a throwing program earlier this month and is on a good pace in his recovery from a July procedure to repair a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow. The club's other rehabbing starter is also making progress. According to Anthony Andro, Rangers..." December 26

  • Neftali Feliz desires speedy recovery from Tommy John surgery

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Right-hander Neftali Feliz isn't blaming his transition from closer to starter as the reason he suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and needed Tommy John surgery. He underwent the replacement operation Wednesday morning, but showed up in the Rangers' clubhouse in the afternoon looking..." August 02

  • Neftali Feliz to have Tommy John Surgery; 2013 in question

    Dallas Morning News "An hour after fortifying their starting rotation with the acquisition of RHP Ryan Dempster, the club confirmed a worst-case scenario with RHP Neftali Feliz. He has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and will require Tommy John ligament transplant surgery. Feliz, 24, was diagnosed with a..." August 01

  • Rangers' Neftali Feliz to have Tommy John surgery

    USA Today "The Texas Rangers had good reason to acquire Ryan Dempster at Tuesday's trading deadline. Neftali Feliz needs Tommy John surgery. The former Rookie of the Year closer, who converted back to a starter this season, will undergo season-ending elbow surgery after suffering a setback on a..." July 31

  • Neftali Feliz scratched from rehab start with elbow soreness; return this season in question

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Neftali Feliz has encountered a potentially season-ending obstacle in his attempt to return from an elbow ailment. The Rangers on Sunday scratched Feliz from a scheduled injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock because of increased elbow soreness. Feliz is to be..." July 30

  • Neftali Feliz strong, but erratic in first rehab outing

    Dallas Morning News "Looking a little like he'd been awakened too early from a nap, Neftali Feliz shuffled to the mound at Dr Pepper Ballpark Monday to face hitters for the first time in two months. He looked in mid-season form. In other words, the velocity was impressive, especially for a two-month layoff due..." July 17

  • Neftali Feliz to make rehab appearance Monday night

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Neftali Feliz had the beginning of an injury-rehabilitation assignment delayed when Triple-A Round Rock was rained out Sunday. With Round Rock playing at Nashville (Milwaukee) on Monday, Feliz will pitch at Double-A Frisco on Monday night. … Right-hander Alexi Ogando was cleared to..." July 16

  • Feliz to start rehab assignment Sunday; role with Rangers still to be determined

    Dallas Morning News "Jon Daniels said right-hander Neftali Feliz will prepare as a starter when he begins a minor league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, but his role upon returning to the major league club is to be determined. Feliz opened the season in the rotation but went on..." July 13

  • Neftali Feliz being stretched out to start

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Neftali Feliz's first rehab start, expected to be Sunday in Triple-A Round Rock, will be two innings with the idea that he's going to stretch out as a starter. That means Feliz, who is returning from elbow inflammation, will build innings from..." July 12

  • Rangers hopeful on Feliz, Holland

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Nefatli Feliz, on the disabled list since because of a sprained elbow ligament, could begin a throwing program within a week. General manager Jon Daniels said on Tuesday that renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum examined Feliz in the first weekend of June and gave a positive..." June 13

  • Why Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz is going to be upset with new role

    Dallas Morning News ""He's going to be upset, because he really wants to start," Fraley said. "I think his long-term future is as a starter. But after this elbow thing, they don't know how bad it is. I have a sneaking suspicion, and I'm not accusing them of lying, but this elbow's worse then they're letting on. They..." May 31

  • Oswalt signing is insurance for Feliz injury, could result in 'overwhelming' Rangers bullpen

    Dallas Morning News "Here's a sample of Gerry Fraley's column on the signing of free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, and why it's a tale of two Rangers' pitchers, the other being Neftali Feliz. Read between the white lines: The Rangers' signing of veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt to a one-year deal on Tuesday is all about..." May 30

  • Neftali Feliz's role uncertain when he returns, says Ron Washington

    Dallas Morning News "Neftali Feliz is not guaranteed a spot in the Rangers' rotation when he returns from the disabled list, manager Ron Washington said Friday. Feliz, in his first season as a starter, went on the disabled list Monday because of a sprained ligament in the right elbow and is expected to be out until..." May 26

  • Rangers place Neftali Feliz on DL, consider Oswalt

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Right-hander Neftali Feliz, who battled command issues over 4 2/3 innings Friday night, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. He was in Arlington this morning for an MRI exam -- the results of which are pending -- but the Rangers decided to shut him down rather..." May 22

  • Rangers likely without Neftali Feliz for two months; Roy Oswalt a possibility

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "General manager Jon Daniels confirmed that the Rangers will consider free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt as they decide what to do with the rotation vacancy created by the elbow injury to Neftali Feliz. The Rangers watched Oswalt throw Friday in Mississippi and are believed to be one of three..." May 22

  • Jon Daniels: Rangers must consider "what's best for Neftali Feliz"

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers are looking at life without Neftali Feliz for at least six weeks and the team is now scrambling on how to fill a long-term hole in the rotation. "We're going to consider all our options," Rangers GM Jon Daniels said. "We'll look internally and externally. Everything is on the..." May 22

  • Rangers to place Neftali Feliz on disabled list

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Right-hander Neftali Feliz, who battled command issues over 4 2/3 innings Friday night, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today with an elbow injury. He was in Arlington this morning for an MRI exam -- the results of which are pending -- but the Rangers decided to shut him down rather..." May 21

  • Neftali Feliz gets the message: "I've got to prepare myself better"

    Dallas Morning News "Ron Washington said he was trying to send a message to Neftali Feliz on Friday night with his early-removal from the Rangers' 4-1 win over Houston. Perhaps this is a sign they are on the same page: Feliz "absolutely" felt like that's what Washington was doing. "He let me know that I have to..." May 20

  • Feliz to skip Saturday's start to get extra rest

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Neftali Feliz spent the off-season preparing for a full season as a starter, but has no problems with the Texas Rangers skipping his start this time through the rotation. Feliz won't make his scheduled start Saturday against Tampa Bay, as the Rangers are using last Saturday's doubleheader,..." April 26

  • Neftali Feliz knows his high change ups spell trouble

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Neftali Feliz retired the first 10 batters he faced Sunday and extended his string of shutout innings to 11 before allowing a two-run homer to Clete Thomas in the fifth. Feliz allowed the homer on a high change-up. Thomas had also hit a ball to the wall in right center on another high..." April 16

  • It's official ... Neftali Feliz's dominance of Mariners is historic

    Dallas Morning News "Neftali Feliz's dominance of Seattle is officially historic. Feliz held the Mariners hitless in their first 58 at-bats against him, dating to 2009, before he allowed a fourth inning single to Justin Smoak Tuesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the longest hitless streak against..." April 12

  • Joe Nathan: Feliz is reason I'm with the Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "When the Texas Rangers signed closer Joe Nathan this off-season, general manager Jon Daniels viewed it as a two-player acquistion. With Nathan as the closer, Neftali Feliz would move into the starting rotation. The moves paid off Tuesday night. Feliz threw seven scoreless innings in his..." April 11

  • Neftali Feliz uses 'phenomenal' mix of pitches to stifle Seattle in first start

    Dallas Morning News "As one tweeter asked: "Will this stop the questions about how will [Neftali Feliz] ever recover from Game 6?" Yeah, not sure Game 6 of the World Series was ever on Feliz's mind Tuesday, but he certainly made a statement with seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Seattle in his first-ever..." April 11

  • Rangers' Neftali Feliz has the stuff to dominate, but don't expect him to... yet

    Dallas Morning News "Ron Washington preaches that all he wants from his starters is to keep the Rangers in the game. Neftali Feliz can do that much. Dominate? Not as a starter. Not yet, anyway. But not many fifth starters have the kind of stuff that would even make it a possibility. The question, then, is..." April 01

  • Feliz works 84 pitches, five innings in Texas Rangers' victory

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz struggled occasionally with his command in his final Cactus League start Saturday night, but he emerged healthy after logging 84 pitches in five innings against Cleveland. He surrendered a homer to the first hitter he faced, Michael Brantley, and allowed..." April 01

  • Stiff shoulder? Neftali Feliz hits 96 mph in minor league start

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Neftali Feliz got back on track to make the season-opening rotation after missing a week while dealing with some shoulder stiffness. Feliz threw 66 pitches in four innings and hit 96 mph with his fastball and was regularly at 93-94 mph in a minor league game against Kansas City's..." March 28

  • Neftali Feliz to pitch in minors Tuesday to protect DL possibility

    Dallas Morning News "RHP Neftali Feliz will return to the mound Tuesday eight days after a stiff shoulder gave the Rangers a scare. They aren't, however, throwing caution to the wind. Feliz will pitch in a Double-A game Tuesday evening so that if he experiences any more soreness, the club would be able to keep..." March 27

  • Neftali Feliz throws 43-pitch bullpen session, on track to start Tuesday

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers manager Ron Washington said RHP Neftali Feliz had no issues during his 43-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning. If he reports no residual soreness, he is expected to pitch on Tuesday against San Diego and would be on track to open the season in the starting rotation. Feliz left his..." March 26

  • Neftali Feliz still dealing with shoulder stiffness

    Dallas Morning News "Neither Neftali Feliz nor the Rangers seem too concerned about the shoulder stiffness that knocked him out of his most recent start early. Nevertheless, it's very possible he'll be sent to the minors. At least for one spring training start. Feliz had a long-toss session on Thursday and he..." March 23

  • Neftali Feliz could make next scheduled start

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers are treating RHP Neftali Feliz's shoulder stiffness as just typical spring-time aches and pains and manager Ron Washington said it's possible he could still take his next scheduled turn in the starting rotation on Monday. Feliz is scheduled to play long-toss catch today rather than..." March 23

  • Netali Feliz receives treatment, reports improvement

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz, who left his start Tuesday after three innings with shoulder stiffness, received treatment Wednesday at the Rangers facility and reported improvement. He will be re-evaluated Thursday. The Rangers don't view the situation as serious enough to merit an MRI..." March 22

  • Rangers' Neftali Feliz pitches three strong innings, but leaves early with shoulder injury

    Dallas Morning News "The moment the Rangers dread hit them Tuesday. Neftali Feliz rubbed his right arm. A little rub by Feliz, a little comment about "tightness" to pitching coach Mike Maddux and that's all it took to force Feliz prematurely from his start against the Chicago Cubs. Instead of going four innings,..." March 21

  • Double-play grounders a good sign for Texas Rangers' Feliz

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "For Neftali Feliz to have success and pitch deep into games this season, he will have to manage his pitch count. One way to do that is to get as many double play balls as possible. Feliz induced two of them during his start on Wednesday in a game the Rangers fell 6-1 to the Colorado Rockies at..." March 15

  • Texas Rangers' Feliz works on off-speed pitches in first start

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The curiosity factor, at least on the public scale, had plummeted by Thursday afternoon after reaching an all-time high only 24 hours earlier. Neftali Feliz's first start of the spring couldn't come close to the level of hype generated for Yu Darvish on Wednesday. But the closer-to-starter..." March 09

  • Neftali Feliz getting advice from Pedro Martinez

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers RHP Neftali Feliz, who is attempting to convert back to being a starter after 2-plus seasons in the bullpen, has met once with former Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez about the process and the duo will get together for a throwing session sometime in the next month. Martinez also..." January 16

  • Rangers move Neftali Feliz to rotation, sign Joe Nathan to close

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Big news from the two-time defending American League champions. The Rangers have signed former All-Star closer Joe Nathan to a two-year contract with a club option and have moved Neftali Feliz to the starting rotation. That could be indication that the Rangers are out on the bidding for C.J...." November 22

  • Neftali Feliz 'has got to grow up emotionally' if he wants to be great

    Dallas Morning News "On whether Feliz should've come back out to pitch the 10th inning of Game 6: Grant : I don't know that anybody quite grasped how decimated he was. But I think certainly, you've just blown a two-run lead with two outs in the ninth inning, there's going to be some kind of toll that that takes...." November 18

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