The Royals added some depth to their bullpen on Friday by signing former Brewers closer Neftalí Feliz.
Feliz has long been a reliable reliever for several MLB teams but struggled this year with the Brewers. The right-hander posted a 1-5 record with eight saves and a 6.00 ERA in 29 appearances, eventually being removed from the closer’s role. Feliz was released by the Brewers on Monday.
In a corresponding move, the Royals designated Chris Young for assignment. Young has been a sturdy starter and reliever for the Royals since his signing in 2015. However, Young struggled this season to the tune of a 7.50 ERA in 14 outings.
Feliz will wear no. 43 for the Royals and is expected to be available for Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.