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Rangers SP Neftali Feliz Exits Game With Shoulder Stiffness

This isn't what Rangers fans wanted to hear today, but Neftali Feliz left his start today after three innings due to right shoulder stiffness, according to Evan Grant.

As you can see, the Rangers and Feliz are awaiting further evaluation of Feliz' shoulder. It's not worth freaking out about yet, but it's definitely not a good sign, and not what the Rangers or Feliz want to see.

Grant noted that Feliz was able to throw up to 97 mph during his start on Tuesday, so it's not as if Feliz' velocity was missing.

From the sounds of it, it sounds like this was a precautionary move more than anything else, and there's certainly no reason to push Feliz if his shoulder is feeling achy in the spring.

We'll see what the Rangers staff has to say about the injury later on in the evening.

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