The Diamondbacks reassigned Feliz to their minor-league camp Tuesday, David Adler of MLB.com reports. It was an easy decision for the Diamondbacks to cut Feliz with his fastball velocity sitting in the low-90s during spring training and the right-hander coming off an ugly outing Tuesday against the White Sox in which he surrendered five runs on five hits while failing to record an out. The 29-year-old will begin the season at Triple-A Reno if the Diamondbacks don't part ways with him.
Feliz (personal) made his first appearance of the spring Saturday, allowing a hit and striking out one batter in his only inning. Feliz had been delayed from arriving at camp due to visa issues, but it seems all of that has been sorted out. He finished the 2017 season with a 5.48 ERA in 46 frames, so he'll need to impress in Cactus League action if he wants to begin the season in the Arizona bullpen as a non-roster invite to camp.
Feliz has not arrived at spring training yet due to issues with his visa, Nick Piecoro of AzCentral.com reports. This typically doesn't pose much of a problem for players, but it will put him a bit behind the rest of the pitchers in camp. One he does return, Feliz will need to perform well in camp if he wants to crack the Opening Day roster given the 5.48 ERA he produced last season.
Feliz signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Feliz struggled during the 2017 season. He split time with the Royals and Brewers, throwing a lofty 5.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 49 games (46 innings) between the two locations. He could appear in the majors for Arizona if the club needs help in the bullpen, but it's unlikely he'd see high-leverage situations.
Feliz (finger) was released by the Royals on Friday. The Royals cleared a roster spot for Sam Gaviglio, who they claimed off waivers from Seattle as a corresponding move. Feliz is still reportedly dealing with a finger injury, so he may have to wait until this upcoming offseason to catch on with another club.
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