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Neftali Feliz appears on track to be activated Monday

Aug 29, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

Neftali Feliz has been out all season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but he’s on track to be activated by the Rangers after rosters expand on Sunday. The 25-year-old right-hander confirmed as much this afternoon by writing on his Twitter account that he’s en route to Oakland, where the Rangers will begin an important three-game series on Monday.

Feliz had a minor setback in his rehab earlier this month due to triceps tendinitis, but he has tossed eight scoreless innings with Triple-A Round Rock since returning to action. During that time, he has impressively struck out nine batters while allowing three hits and no walks. While he tossed three innings last night, the Rangers are planning to use him as a reliever in the short-term. Feliz figures to get another chance to start next spring, but he could still play an important role for the first-place Rangers down the stretch and during a possible postseason run.

  1. spytdi - Aug 29, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Oh yea! This lessens the blow of losing Lewis and Harrison…a bit

    • lmoneyfresh - Aug 30, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      From everything I’ve heard he’s going to be strictly used out of the pen this season.

  2. kelshannon19 - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Saw him pitch in Round Rock. This guy got FAT. Also topped out at 89.

    • lmoneyfresh - Aug 30, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      Last I saw he was actually hitting around 95. So he’s just fine, regardless of any weight gain.

    • johnboy88 - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      89… Come on that a lie. He did gain weight but he’s not fat so that a lie as well. He’s recovering from TJ surgery so he’s not going to throw 100 for a while I bet he’s still nervous and gaining some pounds might be good for him

      • kelshannon19 - Sep 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        No, actually he topped out at 89. Not a joke.

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