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Neftali Feliz

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Rangers | Kyuji Fujikawa in setup role

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:57:23 -0800

The Texas Rangers are expected to use RP Kyuji Fujikawa in a setup role for RP Neftali Feliz.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz's velocity down

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:05 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz's average fastball velocity is down from 96.3 mph, during his 2010 and 2011 stints as closer, to 92.2 this season. His heat has been inconsistent from outing to outing, as well. Feliz said he's aware of the drop-off but is focusing more on making sure he stays in the lower part of the strike zone. He said that the change in his role could cause him to throw harder, too, because "Obviously, there is more energy and adrenaline. You have to do your job with a sense of urgency."

Fantasy Tip: Saves-desperate fantasy owners should grab him with the hope he'll improve, whether it be via the intangible factor of closing or simply more time on the mound since his 2012 surgery.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz wants to close

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:50:52 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz said he wants to be a closer.

Fantasy Tip: Feliz had his sights set on being a starter for a couple of years before his elbow required Tommy John surgery. Feliz could be a solid closer once again if he regains his pre-injury form.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz takes over at closer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:49:55 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz will take over as closer after the team dealt RP Joakim Soria. "The Feliz of old is a dominant, elite closer," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He may get that opportunity, whether it's as a traditional closer or in some other way. He's still so young and you still see the ability, just not as consistently. It would be a good test for him to see how he responds."

Fantasy Tip: Feliz should be picked up in AL-only leagues if he's available and most mixed formats if you need saves. He hasn't shown to be the dominant pitcher pre-Tommy John surgery, but he could get better as the season goes on. Corey Knebel could also figure into the mix at some point.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz called up

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:39:39 -0700

The Texas Rangers recalled RP Neftali Feliz from Triple-A Round Rock. P Ben Rowen was optioned to Round Rock.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz making progress

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:26:53 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz has not allowed a run in his last nine outings for Triple-A Round Rock and has notched six saves during the stretch.

Fantasy Tip: Feliz continues to work on his mechanics in the minors, but he appears to be slowly rounding into form. If he can continue to show consistent results, he could rejoin the Rangers' bullpen after the All-Star break.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz a candidate to return to the bullpen

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:17:54 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz is a candidate to return to the bullpen, if the need arises, according to general manager Jon Daniels.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz to return to minors

Mon, 12 May 2014 13:05:13 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) is expected to be activated from the minor league disabled list and resume pitching with Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, May 13, after dealing with soreness and fatigue. He has not pitched in a game since April 16, and he allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings in five outings for Round Rock.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz has no structural damage

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:04:43 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) was diagnosed with general soreness in his right elbow after being examined by Dr. Keith Meister Thursday, April 24, and he doesn't have any structural damage to his ligaments or tendons. Feliz will be placed on the minor league disabled list, though, and will likely resume throwing later this week.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Feliz will avoid his second Tommy John surgery, for now, but his return to the majors will be delayed by this setback.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz dealing with fatigue

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:36 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz has left Triple-A Round Rock due to general soreness and fatigue. However, he's not dealing with a significant physical injury.

Fantasy Tip: Feliz's road back from Tommy John surgery has proved more trying than most expected. A return to the Rangers doesn't seem to be anywhere close for their former closer.

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