to multiple local reports in the last 15 minutes, righthander Neftali Feliz is
moving from the Oklahoma City
rotation to its bullpen, and the reason is fairly obvious.
T.R. Sullivan’s text:
The Rangers are moving top pitching prospect Neftali Feliz to the bullpen at
Triple A Oklahoma [City]. It could lead
to a promotion to the Rangers at some point similar to what they did with Derek
“We’d like to see if he’s an option to help the Major League club in
that role,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “He’s scheduled to throw an inning there
tomorrow. We still feel he may start for
us in the future but we’re going down that road first.”
Feliz is 3-5 with a 3.86 ERA in 13 starts at Oklahoma. He has pitched 60 2/3 innings and
allowed 59 hits and 27 walks with 55 strikeouts. Daniels said he has been looking for ways to
strengthen the Rangers bullpen.