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  1. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

    Yankees

    Your mileage may vary, but for my money the ugliest game of the year happened last night.

  2. Shawn Tolleson avoids injury after collision with Keone Kela during batting practice

    Jul 27, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

    ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 07: Shawn Tolleson #37 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the ninth inning during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 7, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Texas Rangers 4-2.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

    Tolleson is available for tonight’s game against the Yankees.

  3. Extremely Aggravating and Inexplicable Quote of the Day: Brad Ausmus

    Jul 22, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Last year Ned Yost was roasted for his slavish adherence to pitchers pitching in certain, specific innings. Brad Ausmus must think that’s what won the Royals’ the pennant.

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 22, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT

    Kyle Schwarber

    It was a big night for slugging catchers, Kyle Schwarber chief among them.

  5. Tigers sign former Rangers closer Neftali Feliz

    Jul 11, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    After passing through waivers unclaimed, Neftali Feliz opted for free agency this week rather than accept a minor league assignment with the Rangers. It didn’t take him long to find a new home…

  6. UPDATE: Neftali Feliz elects free agency

    Jul 9, 2015, 10:56 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    29 teams passed on the chance to claim the former AL Rookie of the Year Award winner.

  7. Rangers designate Neftali Feliz for assignment, activate Matt Harrison

    Jul 4, 2015, 12:58 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    In a shocking move, the Rangers designated Neftali Feliz for assignment to clear roster space for Matt Harrison.

  8. Jeff Banister: No defined roles for Rangers’ bullpen

    May 17, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    The struggling Neftali Feliz won’t be the only guy the Rangers go to for saves anymore.

  9. Rangers snap Astros’ 10-game winning streak

    May 4, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

    Delino DeShields Jr.;Hank Conger

    The Astros hadn’t lost a game since April 22.

  10. 2015 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Apr 2, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

    Jeff Banister

    Will this get worse before it gets better?

  11. Rangers, Neftali Feliz avoid arbitration for $4.125 million

    Jan 15, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    He enters his age-27 season with a 2.53 ERA in 242 career innings dating back to his impressive 2009 debut as a 21-year-old.

  12. Neftali Feliz: “When I take too many days off my arm doesn’t feel too good”

    Sep 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Neftali Feliz has regained the Rangers’ closer role, but not his old velocity.

  13. Neftali Feliz expected to take over as Rangers closer following Joakim Soria trade

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Texas traded closer Joakim Soria to Detroit for a pair of prospects and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will likely turn back to a familiar name to fill the vacant closer role: Neftali Feliz.

  14. Rangers send Neftali Feliz back to the minors

    Mar 25, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    neftali feliz getty

    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…

  15. Rangers put Tanner Scheppers in rotation, going with Joakim Soria at closer

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

    rangers logo

    Today was decision day for the Rangers, as manager Ron Washington made some important calls about the composition of his pitching staff. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Washington will put Tanner Scheppers in the rotation and transition Alexi Ogando into a set-up role. In turn, he has opted for Joakim Soria over…

  16. Neftali Feliz’s mechanics are “out of whack”

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    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…

  17. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    Choo Fielder

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. First up: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Were the bold moves bold enough? The past two offseasons seasons saw the division…

  18. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  19. Neftali Feliz is throwing 98 miles per hour again

    Jan 31, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Neftali Feliz, who missed nearly all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery, has been clocked at 98 miles per hour in winter ball and told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worh Star Telegram that his arm “is perfect.” Joe Nathan‘s departure as a free agent opens the door for Feliz to resume closing…

  20. Neftali Feliz is the favorite to close for the Rangers

    Dec 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Tanner Scheppers has expressed his interest in replacing Joe Nathan as the Rangers’ closer in 2014, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com pegs Neftali Feliz as the favorite to return to his former role: Joe Nathan is now with the Tigers and the Rangers will have a new closer in 2014. They will likely settle the…

  21. Report: Rangers, Blue Jays deal fell apart due to physical

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Santos reacts after giving up a run to the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    According to FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays and Rangers were involved in a three-team deal last month that would have sent reliever Sergio Santos to Texas, but that the deal fell apart because another player failed his physical. Santos would have helped make up for the loss of Joe Nathan to Detroit. He missed…

  22. Rangers will not make qualifying offer to Joe Nathan

    Nov 2, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Getty

    We learned yesterday that Joe Nathan declined his $9.5 million player option with the Rangers in hopes of landing a multi-year contract in free agency. The soon-to-be 39-year-old should be in a favorable position to meet his goal, especially now that teams won’t have to surrender a draft pick in order to sign him: With…

  23. Joe Nathan expected to decline 2014 option, become free agent

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Getty

    By reaching 55 games finished this season Joe Nathan got the ability to decline his 2014 option and T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers expect the veteran closer to do exactly that. Nathan would be turning down $9.5 million for 2014, but he’s looking for a multi-year deal and even at age 38…

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