Texas sends former All-Star closer Feliz to minors
MAR 25, 2014 4:27p ET
Feliz, the closer for the Rangers when they went to their only World Series in 2010 and 2011, was optioned Tuesday to Triple-A Round Rock.
Texas also added right-hander Daniel McCutchen from its minor league camp as a non-roster invitee, and signed catcher Chris Snyder to a minor league contract with an invitation to the major league camp. Left-handers Rafael Perez and Aaron Poreda were assigned to Round Rock.
The Rangers made Feliz a starter in 2012. He was 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in eight games before Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.
A reliever again, Feliz was given a chance to compete for the closer role this spring, but Joakim Soria won that job.