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Neftali Feliz, 2014 Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers made several roster moves Tuesday, including optioning RHP Neftali Feliz to Triple-A Round Rock.
Feliz isn't going alone, he'll be joined in Round Rock by LHPs Rafael Perez and Aaron Poreda.
Feliz was the team's closer when they went to back-to-back World Series' in 2010 and 2011, but was moved to the starting rotation in the spring of 2012. He went 3-1 in seven starts but was sidelined with Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in 2012. He returned in 2013 and threw nearly five scoreless innings over six games, the Associated Press reports.
The team signed catcher Chris Snyder to a minor league contract and invited him to major league camp. They also added RHP Daniel McCutchen from the minor league camp to major league camp as a non-roster invitee.
According to the Rangers, "Snyder, 33, was a non-roster invitee with the Washington Nationals this spring, batting .294 (5-17) with a double, home run, and 6 RBI in 13 games. He was released by Washington on March 24. He split the 2013 campaign between the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore organizations. He had his contract purchased by the Orioles on August 31 and spent the remainder of the season with Baltimore, appearing in 9 games. Snyder combined to bat .273 (71-260) with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, and 45 RBI at the minor league level with Salt Lake (AAA) and Norfolk (AAA). Snyder has appeared at the big league level in each of the last 10 seasons since his big league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004."
With Tuesday's roster moves, the Rangers have 39 players remaining at camp including Derek Holland Joseph Ortiz, both pitchers who are on the 60-day disabled list.