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  1. Neftali Feliz works as a starter while rehabbing elbow injury

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Back when Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with an elbow injury in mid-May the Rangers had so much rotation depth that there was speculation he’d return as a reliever. Since then Feliz has been joined on the DL by Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando–and Roy Oswalt has been knocked around–so not…

  2. Rangers’ rotation takes another hit with Colby Lewis on DL

    Jun 26, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    colby lewis reuters

    Colby Lewis has joined Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando as Rangers starters (or fill-in starters) on the disabled list, as the team put him on the shelf with a strained forearm. That move makes room on the roster for top prospect Martin Perez’s promotion from Triple-A, but instead of putting the 21-year-old Perez…

  3. Roy Oswalt throws six innings, 100 pitches in fourth minor league start

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt has been shaky at times while building up his arm strength in the minors, but yesterday the 34-year-old right-hander threw six innings and stretched out to 100 pitches at Triple-A. Making his fourth tune-up start since signing with the Rangers late last month, Oswalt allowed two runs on six hits–including just one extra-base…

  4. Rangers turn to Double-A starter Justin Grimm to patch banged-up rotation

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    justin grimm rangers

    Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando are on the disabled list, Roy Oswalt is scuffling in the minors, and Scott Feldman is 0-6 with a 6.50 ERA, so the Rangers have decided to dip down to Double-A for their latest rotation reinforcement. Justin Grimm will be called up from Double-A to make his big-league…

  5. Rangers’ rotation takes another hit as Alexi Ogando goes on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    As expected Alexi Ogando‘s groin injury has led him to the disabled list, where he joins Rangers starters Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, the latter of whom he replaced in the rotation last week. There’s no word yet on who’ll fill in for Ogando, but the Rangers called up left-hander Michael Kirkman from Triple-A and…

  6. Roy Oswalt moving from Triple-A to Double-A for next start

    Jun 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt‘s second minor-league start involved giving up a grand slam to Royals stud prospect Wil Myers on the way to allowing five runs in four innings at Triple-A. He’ll move down a level to Double-A for his third tune-up outing tomorrow night and if things go well he could be on the verge of…

  7. Roy Oswalt can’t get ready fast enough for the Rangers

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Scott Feldman pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning in Game 2 of their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington

    While the Rangers wait for Roy Oswalt to build up the arm strength needed to join the rotation they’re using Scott Feldman as the fill-in for Neftali Feliz and … well, it ain’t pretty. Feldman failed to make it out of the second inning last night against the A’s, allowing eight runs to an offense…

  8. Rangers unsure which role Neftali Feliz will fill once healthy

    May 31, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Neftali Feliz is expected to miss the remainder of the first half with a sprained elbow, so whenever Roy Oswalt is ready to join the Rangers there will be an open spot in the rotation waiting for him. As for what happens when Oswalt is starting every fifth day and Feliz is ready to return…

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

    May 30, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Twins 3, Athletics 2: Holy ninth inning rally, Batman! Josh Willingham hits a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Brian Fuentes after the Twins were shutout for six innings by Jarrod Parker and two by Jerry Blevins and Grant Balfour. Angels 5, Yankees 1: The Angels win again and are now…

  10. The rich get richer: AL-leading Rangers sign Roy Oswalt

    May 29, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    oswalt face getty

    Reports all day have said Roy Oswalt was close to choosing a new team and the Rangers were heavy favorites, and now Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News writes that Texas has indeed signed the 34-year-old free agent. Fraley quotes “an individual familiar with the process” as saying it’s a done deal. Oswalt has…

  11. Rangers considered heavy favorites to sign Roy Oswalt

    May 29, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    oswalt face getty

    Roy Oswalt is reportedly close to choosing his new team and returning to the mound, and according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Rangers are heavy favorites to sign the 34-year-old right-hander. In fact, an unnamed “baseball official” told Crasnick that he “would be shocked” if Oswalt doesn’t end up in Texas. Along with the…

  12. The Rangers will consider signing Roy Oswalt

    May 21, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    On the heels of Neftali Feliz‘s elbow injury, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this evening that they are considering alternatives for their rotation, including free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. “We’ll consider all our options, whatever’s best for the team going forward,” Daniels said. “He [Oswalt] is still…

  13. Neftali Feliz has UCL sprain in elbow, shut down for four weeks

    May 21, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that Feliz has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He won’t throw for four weeks, but he could be shut down for longer. 7:36 PM: The Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled…

  14. Elbow injury sends Neftali Feliz to the disabled list

    May 21, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

    Neftali Feliz‘s move from the bullpen to the rotation was off to a good start with a 3.32 ERA and 31/18 K/BB ratio in his first 38 innings. However, he struggled to throw strikes Friday, handing out five walks and failing to make it out of the fifth inning, and today the Rangers placed him…

  15. Stephen Strasburg, David Price are this year’s hardest throwers

    Apr 24, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Among starting pitchers anyway. Here’s the top 10 for fastball velocity among ERA qualifiers this season (data taken from Fangraphs): 1. Stephen Strasburg (Was) – 95.4 mph 2. David Price (TB) – 95.2 3. Danny Duffy (KC) – 95.0 4. Jeff Samardzija (ChC) – 94.7 5. Juan Nicasio (Col) – 94.1 6. Matt Garza (ChC)…

  16. Daniel Bard gets his first win of the year. As a reliever.

    Apr 24, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    Last night, for the first time all year, the Red Sox bullpen looked like it was functional.  In a tie game, with no one out and a runner on third, a guy came in from the bullpen and put out the fire, then handed off to the closer in the ninth.  The fireman: Daniel Bard.…

  17. Mike Napoli homers again as Rangers win eighth straight game

    Apr 21, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli AP

    Mike Napoli homered in his fifth straight game this afternoon as the Rangers routed the Tigers 10-4 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The Rangers have now won eight consecutive games and sit at a major-league best 12-2 on the young season. The Rangers took the Tigers out of this one pretty early,…

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

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  19. Neftali Feliz cleared for first start after simulated game

    Apr 5, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

    World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

    Neftali Feliz is scheduled to start the Rangers’ fifth game of the season on Tuesday after dealing with spring training shoulder soreness, but in the meantime he threw six innings in a simulated game today. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Feliz faced teammates Craig Gentry and Alberto Gonzalez, among other hitters, and had…

  20. Yu Darvish scheduled to make MLB debut on April 9

    Mar 29, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

    darvish getty

    As noted by Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, right-hander Yu Darvish is scheduled to make his first MLB start on April 9 at home against the Mariners. The Rangers revealed their season-opening rotation on Thursday, pegging Colby Lewis for Opening Day (April 6) against the White Sox. He will be followed by Derek Holland and…

  21. Rangers moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen

    Mar 29, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    After an excellent rookie season as a reliever in 2010 the Rangers moved Alexi Ogando into the rotation last year with good results, as he started 29 games with a 3.51 ERA and 126/43 K/BB ratio in 169 innings. Normally that would be enough to lock a 28-year-old pitcher into the rotation long term, but…

  22. Neftali Feliz: “I feel like I’m ready for the season”

    Mar 28, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 2

    Any worries about Neftali Feliz‘s sore shoulder can probably be put to rest for now, as the right-hander threw four innings against a Double-A lineup yesterday and said afterward: “I feel like I’m ready for the season.” Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Feliz topped out at 96 miles per hour…

  23. Neftali Feliz throws bullpen session, will return Tuesday

    Mar 25, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz was lifted from his most recent Cactus League start after feeling some tightness in his throwing shoulder. But he should be back up to speed by Opening Day. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, Feliz made it through a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday without feeling any lingering discomfort in his shoulder and…

  24. Neftali Feliz won’t make his next scheduled start Monday

    Mar 23, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Neftali Feliz has made it through long-toss sessions in each of the last two days after leaving Tuesday’s start against the Cubs due to shoulder stiffness, but the Rangers plan to be extra cautious before clearing him to pitch in a game again. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Feliz will not make his next…

  25. Springtime Storylines: Can the Rangers win the AL once again?

    Mar 21, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ron Washington

    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 2012 season. Up next: the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Can the Rangers win the AL again? Why not? It’s…

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