Rangers Send Reliever Feliz To Minor Leagues
Neftali Feliz was recovered enough from Tommy John elbow surgery to make six appearances for the Rangers in September of last season, throwing 4.2 scoreless innings, but after watching him pitch this spring the team has decided to send the 25-year-old former Rookie of the Year back to the minors.
Feliz gave up 13 hits in 10 innings, but also had a decent 6/2 K/BB ratio and reports on his velocity were relatively positive while still being a few miles per hour off his pre-surgery peak.
He lost the closer competition to Joakim Soria–although perhaps it was never really much of a competition–and will now have to work his way back to the majors following some time at Triple-A.
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