OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
2 months ago

Feliz (arm) may not pitch again this season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Feliz's arm ailment hasn't shown any improvement as he hasn't thrown since a 36-pitch bullpen session in mid-September. With only a handful of games remaining on the schedule, the Pirates are mulling over simply shutting him down rather than pushing him back on the mound before he's ready. Antonio Bastardo figures to serve as the setup man for the Pirates the rest of the way.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz (arm) threw a 36-pitch bullpen session Tuesday in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates gave no indication as to when he might return to action, but at least he's making progress. Feliz hasn't pitched since Sept. 3 due to right arm discomfort.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz (arm) is still unable to play catch, so it's unlikely that he will return during this homestand, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates embark on a three-series road trip on Monday, and Feliz might be able to return at some point during that 10-game stretch, but he can safely be ruled out through this weekend. Tony Watson hasn't been great in the closer role, with five blown saves in 15 chances, but Feliz's injury has prevented him from getting into the mix for the ninth inning role.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz (arm) is not available Tuesday, but could pitch later during the Pirates' current homestand, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Feliz does not appear to be dealing with a serious setback at this time, but he not pitched since Saturday and will likely get at least a couple more days off in an effort to help him heal up.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Sunday that Feliz's right arm injury is more of a muscular issue than a ligament one, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

EDGE Analysis

Feliz experienced the discomfort in his arm during Saturday's appearance against the Brewers, when he surrendered two runs on two hits over 0.1 innings. The Pirates will likely give him the next few days off to rest, but fortunately, it doesn't look like Feliz's injury is anything too worrisome.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz left Saturday's game due to right arm discomfort, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The righty hadn't pitched since Monday, when he gave up two runs and three hits in one inning against the Cubs. GM Neal Huntington will likely update Feliz's status during his Sunday radio show.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz was removed from Saturday's game after getting a visit from the Pirates' lead trainer, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear the exact nature of Feliz's injury, but the pitcher was seen hours before the games with an ice pack strapped to his right arm.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz notched his second save in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Brewers, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in which he gave up a hit and a walk, while also recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old was called on for the rare save opportunity and answered the bell, firing 11 of 17 pitches for strikes and working out of some self-imposed trouble. Feliz has already amassed 29 holds on the season in his usual late-inning role, but has now proven he can slam the door in the ninth on two occasions this season. His solid 2016 campaign includes a 2.92 ERA and 4-1 record.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
3 months ago

Feliz was victimized by Alex Bregman on Monday, allowing a solo home run in his lone inning.

EDGE Analysis

That's now two straight outings in which Feliz has allowed a run after giving up a total of two runs in his previous 13 appearances. Feliz has had a resurgent season, posting a 3.10 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He should settle down return to form sooner rather than later.

OUTNeftali Feliz
RP PIT
4 months ago

Feliz walked two in a scoreless eighth inning Friday, recording his team-leading 25th hold of the season. He also struck out one batter.

EDGE Analysis

The flame thrower retired Scott Schebler swinging with a 100-mph fastball to end the inning. While Feliz remains the team's eighth-inning set-up man, he figures to see occasional saves opportunities down the stretch. Only Tony Watson stands between Feliz and the closer's role, and Watson hasn't looked great in his first couple chances (though he's not currently in jeopardy of losing his job).