Jan. 17 11:27 AM PT12:27 PM MT1:27 PM CT2:27 PM ET14:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 CST12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE1:27 PM CT-The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year contracts with Neftali Feliz and Alexi Ogando, avoiding salary arbitration with the two right-handed pitchers. With the moves Friday, designated hitter Mitch Moreland is the only Rangers player eligible for salary arbitration. Analysis: Feliz returned in August from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, and pitched 4 2-3 scoreless innings in six appearances. With closer Joe Nathan gone in free agency, Feliz could return to a closer role for Texas.
Mar. 26 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 CST4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz, who skipped his final rehabilitation appearance was activated Sunday when rosters expanded. Analysis: The former closer who became a starter last year hasn't pitched in the major leagues since May 18, 2012. He has been recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery. The 25-year-old Feliz was the closer when Texas went to back-to-back World Series in 2010 and 2011. He had 72 of his 74 career saves those two years after coming up through the minor leagues as a starter.