Jan. 15 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET23:13 GMT7:13 4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST6:43 PM VEN3:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-The Rangers have avoided salary arbitration with their expected closer, agreeing with right-hander Neftali Feliz on a one-year contract for $4,125,000. Analysis: Feliz was 2-1 with 13 saves and a 1.99 ERA in 30 relief appearances after rejoining Texas last July. He made $3 million.
July 4 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Feliz has been recalled by the struggling Texas Rangers from Triple-A Round Rock, adding a fresh arm to their taxed bullpen for an interleague series against the New York Mets. Analysis: Feliz, an All-Star in 2010 and the AL Rookie of the Year, was the closer on two Rangers teams that went to the World Series. He was one strike from clinching the title for Texas in 2011 before St. Louis rallied in Game 6. The Rangers moved Feliz into the starting rotation two years ago, but he had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 1, 2012. Back in the bullpen, he struggled during spring training this year and was sent to the minors.