<player idref= Besides the very bad news for Joba Chamberlain, the pretty bad news for Chris Carpenter and the possibly bad news for Ryan Madson, there's Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz. 

Feliz departed his Tuesday start with shoulder discomfort, and, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports, it's not certain whether he'll be able to throw from a mound on Saturday, as originally planned. As well, Feliz may not make his next scheduled appearance on Monday. These setbacks mean his opening-day status is now in doubt. "We are going to be smart," said pitching coach Mike Maddux. "We're in this for the long haul."

The Rangers are hoping Feliz will make his regular-season debut on April 10, but they want him to be able to work at least six innings. Presently, his longest outing of the spring is three innings, so he needs at least another two starts to get stretched out.

Elsewhere ...
  • CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman reports that Brewers outfielder Corey Hart, who's recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, should be ready just a few days after opening day.

  • Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (facial fracture) wanted to be back in action on Friday, but the club held him back. He'll be re-examined on Tuesday and could still be in the lineup on opening day. [Detroit Free Press]

  • Marlins outfielders Giancarlo Stanton (left knee) and Logan Morrison (right knee) both hope to be in the lineup on opening day. However, in the event that they must begin the season on the DL, they'll return by April 8. [Palm Beach Post]

  • Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong and second baseman Freddy Sanchez are both likely to open the season on the DL. Vogelsong's first start is now tentatively scheduled for April 15. [San Jose Mercury News]

  • Sam Fuld of the Rays is sidelined with a sore wrist. [Joe Smith via Twitter]

  • Braves reliever Johnny Venters (elbow) had a pain-free long-toss session on Friday. He believes he'll be ready for game action by Tuesday. [MLB.com]

  • Braves right-hander Tim Hudson (back) faced hitters on Friday for the first time this spring. He's slated to throw again on Sunday and Wednesday. [MLB.com]

  • Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter returned to action on Friday after missing the last eight games with a sore calf.

  • Nats closer Drew Storen underwent an MRI, but no structural damage was discovered. He'll need to rest his elbow before beginning a throwing program. [MASN]

  • White Sox reliever Jesse Crain (oblique) threw a pain-free, 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday. He's slated to throw again on Sunday and could reenter the mix for the closer's job. [Chicago Sun-Times]

  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was out of the lineup today because of a sore throwing arm. Hardy says it's a problem he deals with every season. [MASN]

  • In part because he's been limited by thumb and neck injuries this spring, Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has been optioned to minor-league camp. [MLB.com]
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