Rangers ink Feliz, avoid arbitration
The Rangers and right-hander Neftali Feliz have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2015 season, avoiding salary arbitration, the club announced on Thursday.
The deal is for $4.125 million, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
Feliz was 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 13 saves over 30 relief appearances with Texas in 2014. He ranks fourth in Rangers history in saves (87) and his .179 career opponents batting average is the lowest in club history among pitchers with at least 200 innings.
The Rangers have two remaining players eligible for arbitration in left-hander Ross Detwiler and infielder Mitch Moreland. Texas has until Friday’s deadline to exchange binding salary figures with these players, after which, they can continue to negotiate contracts until the case is presented to an arbitration panel in February.
— Austin Laymance