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Neftali Feliz RP

Philadelphia Phillies

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December 17, 2020 05:32 PM
Neftali Feliz: Reaches MiLB deal with Phils
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz agreed Wednesday with the Phillies on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league spring training, Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 reports.

The 32-year-old right-hander has 107 career saves to his name, but he's been off the fantasy radar since 2017, his most recent season in the big leagues. Feliz remains unlikely to find fantasy relevance in 2021, but the Phillies were intrigued enough to bring him in for look this spring on the heels of his impressive showing in the Dominican Winter League. Over his 13 relief appearances with Aguilas Cibaenas, Feliz posted a 3.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 19:6 K:BB and six saves over 12.2 innings.

April 11, 2019 02:48 PM
Mariners' Neftali Feliz: Signs minors deal with Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz is signing a minor-league deal with the Mariners.

The veteran right-hander last pitched for Triple-A Reno in 2018 while with the Diamondbacks organization. Feliz's last major-league action came a season prior, when he generated a 5.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 46 innings over 49 appearances with the Royals and Brewers. He'll likely be utilized as organizational depth at Triple-A Tacoma and will be called upon if injuries hit the Mariners' bullpen.

March 20, 2018 02:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Neftali Feliz: Reassigned to minors camp
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The Diamondbacks reassigned Feliz to their minor-league camp Tuesday, David Adler of 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.

March 5, 2018 09:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Neftali Feliz: Arrives in camp after delay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2018 04:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Neftali Feliz: Delayed by visa issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz has not arrived at spring training yet due to issues with his visa, Nick Piecoro of 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.

January 29, 2018 12:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Neftali Feliz: Signs minor-league deal with Arizona
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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.

September 1, 2017 04:20 PM
Neftali Feliz: Released by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2017 04:40 PM
Royals' Neftali Feliz: Lands on 10-day DL
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Feliz was placed on the 10-day DL with ulnar nerve palsy.

He is apparently feeling some numbness in his ring and little fingers, and it is unclear how much time he will end up missing. He gave up six earned runs over his last five innings, so perhaps the issue led to his recent poor performance. Eric Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to take his place in the bullpen.

August 9, 2017 03:37 PM
Royals' Neftali Feliz: Has worst outing since trade to KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out two over an inning of work Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Entering Tuesday's outing, Feliz had been quite strong donning a Royals uniform since coming over from Milwaukee on June 25. He owned a 2.65 ERA with 12 strikeouts through 17 innings. Unfortunately, the Cardinals ruined that by smacking Feliz with his worst outing since the trade, and bumping his ERA to 4.00 as a Royal. He's buried in a talented bullpen, so the veteran doesn't offer much fantasy value anyway.

July 17, 2017 03:48 PM
Royals' Neftali Feliz: Reinstated from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list prior to Monday's game against the Tigers.

Feliz was away from the Royals for the maximum three days while witnessing the birth of his third child. The Royals cleared a spot for Feliz in the bullpen by optioning Miguel Almonte to Triple-A Omaha. After a rough start to the season as the Brewers' closer that resulted in him losing his job before eventually being released, Feliz has enjoyed a nice renaissance with the Royals. He's tossed seven innings for the club, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters.

July 14, 2017 02:12 PM
Royals' Neftali Feliz: Placed on paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz was placed on the paternity list Friday.

The veteran reliever will step away to attend to the birth of his third child, allowing Miguel Almonte to be recalled as his replacement in the bullpen. Feliz owns a 2.57 ERA since being acquired by the Royals in June, mainly serving as a setup man behind Joakim Soria and closer Kelvin Herrera. He'll miss three days at the most.

June 23, 2017 12:40 PM
Neftali Feliz: Agrees to terms with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz agreed to terms with the Royals on Thursday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

The deal is still pending a physical, but all signs point to Feliz joining up with the Royals. Feliz was recently designated for assignment and released by the Brewers after a rough start to the year in which he worked a 6.00 ERA over 27.0 innings. Still, Feliz is just 29-years-old with a solid track record and an electric fastball that sits in the mid-to-high 90s. A move to a more pitcher-friendly ballpark ought to benefit Feliz's fantasy prospects, but unless the Royals move one of their high-leverage relievers, he's unlikely to see much in the way of save or hold opportunities.

June 19, 2017 06:16 PM
Neftali Feliz: Cut loose by Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz was released by the Brewers on Monday.

After clearing waivers, Feliz was let go by Milwaukee, as the veteran reliever was unlikely to accept a minor-league assignment. The 29-year-old started the season as the Brewers' closer, but he struggled to find success, compiling a 6.00 ERA and 21:15 K:BB across 27 innings. Although no team was willing to claim what was left of his $5.25 million contract, he'll likely catch on elsewhere for cheaper, given his previous major-league experience.

June 14, 2017 03:36 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Wednesday.

The Brewers were incredibly patient with the struggling reliever all season, as he struggled to the tune of a 6.00 ERA and a 21:15 K:BB for the first-place team. He was usurped as the team's closer in mid-May, although he didn't improve much following his demotion, leading the team to finally cast him off the 40-man roster. Feliz has an electric arm and plenty of major-league experience, which could attract a lot of interest from other clubs while he's exposed to waivers. However, if he clears waivers, it's hard to see him accepting an assignment to the minors given how much time he's spent in the big leagues over the past few years.

June 15, 2017 03:48 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Struggling out of bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz tossed an inning and allowed an earned run in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Feliz is really struggling of late, giving up five earned runs in 4.0 innings over his last five appearances, and his usage has been limited to mop-up duty -- he has appeared in just one game the Brewers have won since May 15. If he doesn't turn things around, the Brewers could be forced to reassign him.

May 24, 2017 05:20 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Tosses two clean innings in middle relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz tossed two perfect innings of relief in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Tuesday's contest was only the third Feliz has appeared in since he ceded the closer's role May 12, but it represented a step in the right direction, as it was the first outing he did not allow a runner to reach base since April 26 -- a streak of 10 straight appearances. While Feliz has things turned back in the right direction, he was summoned with the Brewers behind on the scoreboard, so he figures to keep working in middle relief for the time being.

May 12, 2017 05:52 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Hooked from closer's role
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Feliz is no longer the closer for the Brewers, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Feliz's disastrous outing Thursday afternoon marked his fourth loss of the season and raised his ERA to 6.19, which apparently was the last straw for manager Craig Counsell. The Brewers' skipper reportedly plans to mix up who closes out games moving forward, but Corey Knebel and Jacob Barnes seem like logical choices given their strong showings thus far. Feliz may still be able to reclaim the role later in the season if he turns things around in a lower-leverage role, but for the time being, he'll work on improving his command in earlier innings.

May 12, 2017 05:08 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Takes loss after allowing three-run bomb
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz (0-4) allowed a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning during Thursday's loss to Boston.

With another poor outing, Feliz's closing leash is probably shorter than ever. He's had serious problems with the long ball and currently sports a crippling 6.19 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Corey Knebel is probably next in line for save opportunities if Feliz continues to struggle.

May 11, 2017 12:28 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Allows run, but still finishes Wednesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz got the final three outs of Wednesday's 7-4 victory over the Red Sox, but he was not pitching in a save situation and allowed an earned run.

Feliz has not been particularly sharp of late, giving up eight earned runs over his last 10 outings while throwing just two clean frames over that span. However, he is 8-for-9 in save situations and owns a 1.15 WHIP this season, so he is not seemingly in any danger of losing the closer's job at the moment. If Feliz is forced to give up the ninth-inning duties for any reason, Corey Knebel would be the favorite to replace him.

May 2, 2017 09:32 PM
Brewers' Neftali Feliz: Gives up home run but picks up save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Feliz allowed a solo home run while striking out one in the 10th inning for his seventh save of the year in Monday's 7-5 win over the Cardinals.

Feliz allowed Jedd Gyorko's second home run of the night, but he was ultimately able to lock down the save. The hard-throwing right-hander's seven saves in eight tries are nice, but he's now allowed four home runs in 11.2 innings for an ugly 6.17 ERA. His job isn't in jeopardy for the time being, but Feliz remains one of the more volatile ninth-inning stoppers.

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