Phillies Add Neftali Feliz to Bullpen on Minor League Deal
The Philadelphia Philies have signed right-handed 32-year old relief pitcher Neftali Feliz to a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to this year’s MLB spring training according to Silfredo Melo.
Feliz hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2017, where he posted a 6.00 ERA in 27 innings with the Milwaukee Brewers and a 4.74 ERA in 20 games with the Kansas City Royals.
The former AL Rookie of the Year broke into the big leagues in 2009 and quickly became one of the best relievers in baseball, converting 40 saves while posting a 2.73 ERA for the Texas Rangers and was named to his first and only All-Star team that year.
After a solid 2011 campaign in the bullpen, Feliz underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2012.
Feliz struggled after returning from the surgery, posting an 11-12 record with 33 saves and a 4.40 ERA in 184 innings with the Rangers, Tigers, Pirates, Brewers and Royals.
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