Neftali Feliz RP DET 3 weeks ago

Feliz made his Tigers' debut Saturday against the Twins. He pitched a scoreless eighth inning with one hit and one strikeout.

The former top closer with the Rangers was designated for assignment July 3 and became a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers. Prior to Saturday, he had a 4.58 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 18 appearances. But he has three solid pitches, including a mid-90s heater, a biting slider and a decent changeup. And he could provide some interesting fantasy value if he gets to pitch in high-leverage situations with the Tigers.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 3 weeks ago

Feliz was signed to a big league deal by the Tigers on Saturday.

He will join the team Saturday in Minnesota and should be available to pitch in the final two games before the All-Star break. Once a top-10 prospect in baseball, Feliz's stock has slipped to the point that the Rangers designated him for assignment last wee and he subsequently elected to become a free agent. The Tigers now employ three former Rangers closers in Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan and now Feliz. Look for Feliz to see work in the middle innings initially before possibly working his way into the eighth inning role.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 4 weeks ago

Feliz, who was designated for assignment July 3, has elected free agency, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Feliz logged a 4.58 ERA with 24 hits, nine walks, and 16 strikeouts over 19.2 innings with the Rangers this season. At just 27 years of age, Feliz will likely draw interest from several teams looking to add depth to the bullpen. Cotillo reports that Feliz forfeited the remainder of his salary this year to explore the open market.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 1 month ago

Feliz was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Feliz was activated from the disabled list Thursday after more than than a month due to an abscess under his right arm, but a roster move needed to be made for the upcoming activation of Matt Harrison (back) from the 60-day DL. In 17.2 innings this season, Feliz's six saves were accompanied by a lacking 5.09 ERA, 1.755 WHIP, and 15:9 K:BB

Neftali Feliz RP DET 1 month ago

Feliz (arm) was reinstated from the DL on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Feliz made a handful of rehab appearances at Triple-A Round Rock, and he's now fully past the abscess under his right arm. He'll likely slot in as a late-inning reliever, as Shawn Tolleson continues in the closer's role.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 2 months ago

Feliz (arm) allowed two hits but did not give up a run in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

In five appearances with Round Rock, Feliz has allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks over five innings. He has yet to pitch on back-to-back days, however, and while he could ultimately take on a late-inning gig upon activation, a return to the closer role does not appear to be in the cards with manager Jeff Banister formally naming Shawn Tolleson his endgamer.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 2 months ago

Feliz (arm) tossed a scoreless inning during his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday. He surrendered a hit and a walk and struck out a batter in the 24-pitch outing.

Feliz's control was a little shaky (13 of the 24 pitches went for strikes), but the Rangers seem to have been satisfied with his first outing since landing on the DL due to an abscess under his right arm. The 27-year-old is expected to make multiple appearances for Round Rock before he's activated.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 2 months ago

Feliz (arm), who is set to begin a rehab assignment Saturday, will tweak his delivery a bit in an attempt to regain some lost velocity according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Feliz's rehab assignment could last a bit longer than normal as a result, depending on how effective he pitches in his first first appearances down in the minors.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 2 months ago

Feliz (arm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Feliz is scheduled to throw one inning Saturday, and while it's uncertain how many rehab appearances he'll need, the right-hander appears on track to return sometime next week. Shawn Tolleson has converted all six of his save chances since taking over the closer role for Texas, so look for Feliz to assume a middle-relief role upon activation.

Neftali Feliz RP DET 2 months ago

Feliz (arm) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Feliz may need a rehab stint before rejoining the bullpen, and figures to have a reduced role initially given the collective success of the unit in his absence.