Neftali Feliz RP TEX 17 Hrs

Feliz nearly blew the save Wednesday against Miami, giving up two solo home runs and walk while striking out two.

Feliz came in with the Rangers up three but a one-out home run by Jared Saltalamacchia followed a lead off home run by Marcell Ozuna to bring the Marlins within one. After walking Christian Yelich, Feliz got Donovan Solano swinging to escape with the win.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 15 Days

Feliz struck out both batters he faced Wednesday to earn his fourth save of the season.

Following a hiccup in his last appearance Sunday, Feliz settled down and was sitting between 93-95 mph with his fastball. The ninth-inning job in Texas is Feliz's to lose, and he'll need to continue throwing his fastball in the mid-90s in order to push his strikeout rate up from the current 4.5 K/9 mark.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 17 Days

Feliz surrendered two runs to blow a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Indians.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 21 Days

Neftali Feliz picked up save No. 3 with a quick, seven-pitch inning against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Even though he topped out at 92 mph tonight, Feliz struck out Mark Teixeira on three pitches and got Carlos Beltran to hit a first-pitch popup. Chase Headley then got ahold of a slider, but first baseman Adam Rosales went up and made a leaping catch, ending the game. Feliz's stuff still isn't where we'd like, but the results have been excellent so far.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 23 Days

Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect ninth on Monday for his second save since being shifted into the closer's role.

That's the good news. Less encouraging is that Feliz's fastball was coming in at 91 mph after often touching 93-95 mph in his previous couple of appearances. It didn't hurt him, but hopefully, it's not a sign of things to come.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 26 Days

Neftali Feliz notched his first save since 2011 in Friday's win over the Athletics.

Back in the closer role after the Joakim Soria trade, Feliz worked around a hit and a walk to deliver a scoreless ninth inning. The 26-year-old doesn't have the same raw stuff he had prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery, so we're a bit skeptical about his ability to keep the job, but the Rangers don't have much to lose at this point. Pick him up in all formats.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 28 Days

Neftali Feliz is expected to take over as the Rangers' closer in the wake of the Joakim Soria trade.

Soria was dealt to the Tigers on Wednesday night for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Feliz is still working to regain his dominant raw stuff, but he owns a cool 2.61 ERA and 0.77 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings of relief since rejoining the Rangers' active roster on July 4. The 26-year-old right-hander needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues even though his save opportunities may be few and far between for a Rangers team that has clearly mailed it in.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 2 Months

Rangers recalled RHP Neftali Feliz from Triple-A Round Rock.

Feliz has spent all season at Round Rock and has pitched very well of late, going eight appearances without allowing a run. The former closer has put up a 3.14 ERA and 31/8 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings overall. The Rangers figure to ease him back into high-leverage situations, but Feliz should be pitching in a setup role ahead of Joakim Soria before long.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 2 Months

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that Neftali Feliz has become a candidate for a promotion "if a need arises."

Feliz has had his ups and downs in his first full year back from Tommy John surgery, but he's allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings lately at Triple-A Round Rock. He holds a 3.51 ERA and 27/8 K/BB ratio across 25 2/3 frames overall.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 3 Months

Neftali Feliz has delivered back-to-back scoreless appearances with Triple-A Round Rock.

Feliz was a bit shaky after returning from arm fatigue in mid-May, but he has begun to turn things around recently, sitting in the 92-96 mph range with his fastball. The 26-year-old could be an option for the Rangers' bullpen soon if he keeps it up.