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  1. Neftali Feliz made his 2013 debut against the Twins

    Sep 1, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    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 showcased all four of his pitches, including a fastball that touched 94 MPH,…

  2. Rangers activate Lance Berkman and Neftali Feliz

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi comes word that the Rangers have activated Lance Berkman and Neftali Feliz from their respective disabled list stints as part of a collection of roster moves coinciding with the September 1 expansion of major league rosters. Berkman has been sidelined since the first week of July with hip and knee…

  3. Neftali Feliz appears on track to be activated Monday

    Aug 29, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz AP

    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…

  4. Neftali Feliz resumes rehabbing with scoreless inning

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz AP

    Neftali Feliz restarted his minor-league rehab assignment last night after putting things on hold for a bit due to triceps tendinitis, throwing a scoreless inning at Triple-A. Feliz threw 17 pitches and struck out two batters, although how his arm feels today is a lot more important than the results he got last night. Twice…

  5. Neftali Feliz’s rehab on hold due to more arm problems

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Neftali Feliz struggled in his first Triple-A rehab appearance last week and now the news is even worse. Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas reports that Feliz tried to warm up during yesterday’s game, but had to stop when he felt elbow discomfort. He previously was supposed to pitch Saturday, but skipped the outing. Feliz is…

  6. Neftali Feliz struggles in first Triple-A rehab outing

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Neftali Feliz‘s recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery has moved to Triple-A, where the Rangers right-hander struggled yesterday in his first rehab appearance for Round Rock. Feliz threw just 11 of 22 pitches for strikes, walking two and allowing a single before exiting with the bases loaded. Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas reports that Feliz…

  7. Alexi Ogando lands back on the 15-day disabled list

    Jun 9, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando was activated from the disabled list last Wednesday after sitting out three weeks with biceps tendinitis. But he’s back on the shelf again. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that Ogando was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to inflammation in his right (throwing) shoulder. Josh Lindblom was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock…

  8. Joe Mauer has broken up three no-hitters in the ninth inning during his career

    May 25, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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    Joe Mauer broke up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid last night with a one-out single in the ninth inning. He has made a habit out of spoiling history. Last night was the third time in Mauer’s career that he has broken up a no-hit bid in the ninth inning. He previously did it in on May…

  9. Rangers will stand pat with starting pitching

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    As Craig posted earlier, Matt Harrison will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, which will likely keep him out until the All-Star break. In his absence, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be relying on in-house options, reports Todd Wills of ESPN Dallas. Daniels said Friday he doesn’t expect to run out…

  10. Handicapping the AL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Bringing back something I used to do each year for fun, here’s a look at the American League Rookie of the Year possibilities, with odds posted for several of the favorites. I’ll follow suit with the National League tomorrow. Please note: Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin is ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors. He spent…

  11. Rangers choose Nick Tepesch as fifth starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Nick Tepesch

    Injuries to Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz, and Martin Perez have forced the Rangers to dig deeper into their pitching depth than they’d like and they’ve picked Nick Tepesch as their fifth starter. Tepesch is 24 years old and has yet to pitch above Double-A. And in fact he wasn’t even all that good at Double-A,…

  12. Neftali Feliz throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Neftali Feliz still has a long road ahead of him in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, but he took an encouraging step forward this morning. Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports that Feliz threw soft-toss at the Rangers’ pitching mini-camp, his first time throwing since his surgery last August. “It felt good,”…

  13. Rangers, Neftali Feliz avoid arbitration with one-year, $2.9 million contract

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    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 this offseason. The Rangers have him under team control through 2015. After pitching…

  14. Rangers give Matt Harrison five-year, $55 million contract

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    32 wins over the last two years was enough to convince the Rangers to bet heavily on Matt Harrison. They gave the 27-year-old left-hander a five-year, $55 million extension with a vesting option for 2018, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson. Harrison, part of the Mark Teixeira deal with the Braves that also…

  15. Neftali Feliz on track in recovery from Tommy John surgery

    Dec 26, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

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    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 beat writer for FOX…

  16. Scott Boras still trying to entice Tigers on Rafael Soriano

    Dec 5, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT

    Scott Boras

    With no teams showing much interest in paying $10 million per year and giving up a draft pick for a closer, agent Scott Boras is hoping the Tigers have a change of heart and bid for Rafael Soriano. MLB.com’s Jason Beck has the quotes: “I think the Tigers’ position is one where they’re trying to…

  17. Aroldis Chapman is going to be a starter for the Reds

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Nothing is official yet, but every indication is that the Reds will move Aroldis Chapman into the rotation after signing Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal to replace him as closer. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes as if it might as well be official, saying “this means Chapman’s going to start”…

  18. The Reds re-sign Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    UPDATE: Yes, it was close to Brandon League‘s deal. Ken Rosenthal reports that Broxton is getting three years and $21 million guaranteed. The salaries climb, paying him $4 million in 2013, $7 million in 2014, $9 million in 2015 and either a $1 million buyout or a $9 million option for 2016. That may seem crazy…

  19. The Braves chose not to trade a young stud shortstop to the Rangers for once

    Nov 13, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons AP

    Back in 2007, the Atlanta Braves made one of the worst trades in living memory, shipping Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz, Matt Harrison and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Texas Rangers for Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay. It would have been bad enough if only half of that load of talent went to Texas for the rent-a-Teixeira, but overall it was disastrous. So…

  20. Rangers “are determined” to let Alexi Ogando be a starter

    Nov 1, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando has moved back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation for Texas during the past two seasons, making 30 starts and 59 relief appearances while thriving in both roles, and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers “are determined” to use him as a starter in 2013. Ogando has a…

  21. Alexi Ogando wants starting rotation spot in 2013

    Oct 7, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando spent nearly the entire 2012 campaign in the bullpen and had a great deal of success, finishing with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 66/17 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. But he is not satisfied with that setup role. According to beat writer Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Ogando…

  22. Jonathan Papelbon’s 30-save streak stands alone

    Aug 30, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon protected a one-run lead Thursday against the Mets to earn his 30th save of the season. It’s the seventh year in a row he’s reached the milestone, a streak that is going to be by far the longest in baseball once the season ends. Besides Papelbon, only Mariano Rivera had saved 30 games…

  23. Neftali Feliz undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Aug 1, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram comes word that Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz underwent his scheduled Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery this afternoon in Arlington, Texas. He showed up to the home clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark a few hours later and was still a bit woozy but told reporters the procedure was a…

  24. Tales of Feliz, Bard figure to scare off future starting conversions

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    If the Reds were still thinking of putting Aroldis Chapman into the rotation next year, today’s announcement will surely give them pause. Former Rangers closer Neftali Feliz will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss most or all of 2013 after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his elbow. It means two of this year’s…

  25. Neftali Feliz to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Neftali Feliz‘s season is over, and more than half of his 2013 is gone now too: the Rangers have announced that he’s getting Tommy John surgery. He’s been on the DL since May with a sprained UCL, but it wasn’t getting better and he was scratched from a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Frisco because of…

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