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Pirates | Neftali Feliz likely done for 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:03:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates P Neftali Feliz is unlikely to pitch again this season, manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Pirates | Neftali Feliz picks up first save

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 18:22:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Neftali Feliz recorded the final two outs against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, July 4, to record his first save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Mark Melancon had pitched in three straight games, so Feliz was called upon to close it out. Melancon has enjoyed another strong season and is in no danger of losing the closer's role.

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Pirates | Neftali Feliz signs with Pirates

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:21:11 -0800

Free-agent RP Neftali Feliz (Tigers) agreed to a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Feliz could be a low-end flyer that pays off if the Bucs trade Mark Melancon. Feliz has NL-only value in the interim.

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Tigers | Neftali Feliz blows save

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:31:37 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Neftali Feliz had the first chance to lock down a save with RP Bruce Rondon being sent home Tuesday, Sept. 22, and he blew the chance, allowing two hits and a run in an inning of work against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a 6.45 ERA on the season, Feliz had settled down recently for the Tigers before blowing the save last night. He had allowed three earned runs and seven hits while walking just one and striking out seven in 8 2/3 innings this month. While his first crack at save duties in Rondon's absence didn't go well, he could still have a leg up on Alex Wilson. If you're desperate for saves this late in the game, speculate on Feliz.

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Tigers | Neftali Feliz signed

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:01:31 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have signed free-agent RP Neftali Feliz (Rangers) to a major league contract. He will join the team prior to their game against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, July 11.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise to see Detroit taking a flier on a reliever who has experienced previous success, although Feliz hasn't been the same since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012. His fastball averaged 96.3 mph before the injury but has only averaged 93.7 mph since. Owners in AL-only fantasy leagues may want to keep tabs on him, although it is not yet known what role he will be used in.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz elects free agency

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:27:47 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz elected free agency instead of an outright assignment to the minors, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Feliz is sure to catch on with another team, but there aren't many with high-leverage openings. Send him to the waiver wire in most leagues, but watch where he lands.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz recalled

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:41 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (side) was recalled from Class AAA Round Rock Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Feliz had been on an extended rehab assignment which began Saturday, June 6. He was working his way back from surgery Saturday, May 23, to remove an abscess on his right side. Feliz will return to the bullpen and potentially work his way into save chances. However, since Shawn Tollenson recorded his first save Wednesday, May 20, he has a 1.65 ERA, 11 total saves and a firm grasp on the closer role. Feliz is nothing more than a desperation add in the majority of formats at this point.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz not being rushed back

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:03:22 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (side) will start a minor league rehab assignment with Class AAA Round Rock Saturday, June 6, but he could be on the assignment for a while. The team wants Felix to make multiple appearances and get back to peak performance before they activate him from the disabled list. The Rangers have also tweaked Feliz's setup and delivery.

Fantasy Tip: Shawn Tolleson has been a perfect six-for-six in his save chances since Feliz was injured and demoted from the role, so the Rangers aren't rushing Feliz back. It's uncertain if Feliz will even challenge Tolleson for the closer's role when he's back in the majors. Owning both Tolleson and Feliz would be the ideal situation.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz placed on DL

Mon, 25 May 2015 20:35:20 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (side) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 25, with an abscess on his right side that required surgery Saturday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: With Feliz sidelined, Shawn Tolleson should continue to receive a bulk of the save chances.

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Rangers | Texas to play matchups with bullpen

Mon, 18 May 2015 11:46:07 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson was used in the ninth inning in a non-save situation, and Texas relievers retired 12 of the final 13 hitters they faced in the win over the Cleveland Indians. Manager Jeff Banister said after the game that none of the previous bullpen roles will be followed. "I talked to those guys this morning collectively and individually and told them, that as we stand now, nobody has a specific role," Banister said. "We will find the best match for this club one inning at a time. We will treat it that way for now and see where it goes." RPs Ross Ohlendorf and Tanner Scheppers were used in innings six through eight Sunday with RP Neftali Feliz struggling. The Rangers planned to stick with Tolleson in the ninth if the save situation would have been in place. Feliz blew his third save of the season Saturday, May 16, and Texas has blown five saves before the ninth inning this year.

Fantasy Tip: If you're hurting for saves, Tolleson should be the immediate addition off the waiver wire while the Rangers experiment with their late-inning bullpen roles. Feliz could still see save chances here and there, so he's worth hanging onto. Scheppers could also figure into the ninth inning and might be worth speculating on in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Until we see a clearer picture in Texas, though, this situation could be messy and frustrating for fantasy owners.

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