An old friend is about to become a constant in Arlington again, though he still won't be pitching for the Texas Rangers.
Former Texas pitcher Scott Feldman, who shuffled back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen and was the Rangers' Opening Day starter in 2010 after winning 17 games in 2009, signed on Friday to pitch for the Rangers' division rival Houston Astros (if you really want to call them a "rival").
Since leaving Texas after the 2012 season and pitching with the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles last season, Feldman has started two games against the Rangers — one with the Cubs (a gem) and one with the Orioles (a nightmare). He went 1-1 in his two starts against his former club with a 5.11 ERA.
With the Rangers and Astros an automatic to play nearly 20 times a year, the Rangers are bound to see Feldman at least twice more in 2014, if not more often than that.