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.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:55 -0700
The Texas Rangers traded RP Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, July 23, according to a source. The Rangers will get RP Corey Knebel, and minor-league P Jake Thompson. The deal is pending physicals.
Fantasy Tip: The bullpen in Detroit has been a dumpster fire this season, and the team would likely be well ahead in the Central Division race if not for its shortcomings. It's uncertain yet whether Soria will step into closer duties in Motown, but fantasy owners of Joe Nathan have to dislike this deal tremendously. Nathan has struggled with plenty of blown saves, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Soria step right into ninth-inning duties.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:44:02 -0700
The Detroit Tigers recalled RP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Toledo Saturday, July 19.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:11:50 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Corey Knebel, who was demoted to Triple-A Toledo, struck out three of the five batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings in his first appearance back with the Mud Hens Sunday, June 15. It was his longest perfect outing out of the season at any level.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:17:46 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have called up RP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo. In a corresponding move, RP Corey Knebel has been optioned to Toledo.
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:02:27 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are calling up P Corey Knebel from Triple-A Toledo Friday, May 23, and SP Robbie Ray has been optioned to Toledo in a corresponding move.