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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 26 Days

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 2 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.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 2 Months

Neftali Feliz (arm) is likely to be activated with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

Feliz has not pitched in a game since April 16 due fatigue in his throwing arm, but he's feeling better now. He allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings prior to being placed on the Triple-A disabled list, but has had troubling maintaining velocity. He's still trying to get back to 100 percent following his 2012 Tommy John surgery.

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Neftali Feliz (arm) is close to throwing a live batting practice session.

Feliz has been out since April 16 with fatigue in his pitching arm, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that the righty is over the issue. He should be back in Triple-A Round Rock's bullpen before long.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 3 Months

Neftali Feliz (arm) is expected to throw a bullpen session by the end of the week.

Feliz has been shut down for over a week due to "general soreness and fatigue," but he's ready to test things out again. Even if the bullpen session goes well, the reliever isn't expected to appear in a game at Triple-A Round Rock for at least another week.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 3 Months

Neftali Feliz (arm) is pain-free and close to resuming a throwing program.

Feliz has been sidelined for nearly a week due to a vague "arm inflammation" injury. It's not clear when he might be allowed to rejoin Triple-A Round Rock's roster, but it doesn't sound like it will be long.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 3 Months

Neftali Feliz has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Round Rock with arm inflammation.

Feliz was checked out by a specialist on Thursday and does not have any major structural damage. The Rangers will continue to treat the 25-year-old with care.

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 3 Months

Neftali Feliz is no longer with Triple-A Round Rock due to general soreness and fatigue.

The Rangers insist that Feliz isn't injured, but rather he's simply having a tough time recovering from appearances. He's currently working out with the Rangers and it's unclear when he'll return. "He didn't have a lot of down time this winter while trying to come back from the surgery and I think he's just got some general soreness," assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "He was examined and there was no physical issue. We're just trying to be responsible and deal with this on the front end rather than let it become an issue."

Neftali Feliz RP TEX 4 Months

Scott Lucas of the Newberg Report reports that Neftali Feliz was clocked at 94-96 mph while striking out the side in an appearance for Triple-A Round Rock Friday.

It's a very encouraging development for the reliever, as Feliz was sitting mostly in the low-90s during spring training. A few more outings like this and he should rejoin the Rangers' bullpen before long, though he might do so in a low-leverage role initially.