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Rangers reach 1-year deals with RHPs Feliz, Ogando

Published On: Jan 17 2014 05:16:10 PM CST
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ARLINGTON, Texas -

The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year contracts with Neftali Feliz and Alexi Ogando, avoiding salary arbitration with the two right-handed pitchers.
    
With the moves Friday, designated hitter Mitch Moreland is the only Rangers player eligible for salary arbitration.
    
Feliz returned in August from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, and pitched 4 2-3 scoreless innings in six appearances. With closer Joe Nathan gone in free agency, Feliz could return to a closer role for Texas.
    
Ogando was 7-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 23 games (18 starts) last season, when he had three stints on the disabled list for right biceps tendinitis and then right shoulder inflammation.  Ogando is expected to remain a starter.