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Feliz Out for Season; Oswalt to Bullpen

Ryan Dempster to start Thursday vs Angels



    The Texas Rangers announced some big changes Tuesday to their arsenal of pitchers.

    First, the team said that Neftali Feliz will be out the rest of the year with a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his elbow that will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

    The team is also moving pitcher Roy Oswalt to the bullpen to make room for 35-year-old RHP Ryan Dempster, who was picked up from the Cubs just minutes before the trade deadline Tuesday.

    Dempster, who is 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA in 104 innings this season, will get his first start Thursday against the Angels. 

    The Rangers picked up Dempster for two minor-leaguers, Class-A 3B Christian Villaneuva and pitcher Kyle Hendricks.

    Dempster was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round of the 1995 First-Year Player Draft, according to a report on TexasRangers.com.