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Texas Rangers To Place Neftali Feliz On Disabled List

This isn't news Texas Rangers fans wanted to see. The club is set to place right hander Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury, per Jeff Wilson.

He was in Arlington this morning for an MRI exam -- the results of which are pending -- but the Rangers decided to shut him down rather than give him the opportunity to work through the discomfort.

The Rangers will recall right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama from Triple A Round Rock and start Scott Feldman in Feliz's spot in the rotation, which comes up again Wednesday.

Feliz also was shut down during this spring because of shoulder discomfort, and was placed on the disabled list in 2011 because of shoulder woes. That is elbow is hurting too is potentially serious cause for concern, MRI results pending of course.

Hopefully, though, the results are clean and Feliz just simply needs time off to get through this -- and hopefully this isn't a mechanical flaw in his delivery, as he tries to "avoid" shoulder discomfort.

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