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Texas' Feliz improving, could be back next month

Published On: Aug 23 2013 07:43:16 PM CDT
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CHICAGO -

It's looking more and more like right-hander Neftali Feliz will be returning to the Texas Rangers sometime next month, just in time for the stretch run.
    
Rangers manager Ron Washington said before Friday's game against the White Sox in Chicago that Feliz still has several tests to pass, but is optimistic the hard-throwing hurler will be coming back.
    
Feliz has been undergoing an injury-rehabilitation assignment with the Rangers' Triple-A team in Round Rock, Texas. He's made four appearances thus far and is pitching in the 89 to 93 mph range.
    
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this week that he expects Feliz, who has not pitched in the big leagues since the middle of last season following Tommy John surgery and several setbacks since, will throw out of the bullpen if and when he returns.
    
Washington says his ballclub can use the help.