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Injuries: Neftali Feliz says he feels good

2/22/2014

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz threw a five-minute bullpen session Friday and came away feeling fine. He said he experienced some shoulder tightness earlier in camp, but that has gone away.

Feliz did make a slight mechanical change, dropping his glove before delivery to better hide the ball as he grips his changeup. So he'll start at the belt, rather than up higher.

But his pace was slowed just a bit by the soreness. The shoulder was fine when he threw Friday, and because of that he's scheduled to have a 10-minute live batting practice session Sunday. It means he's not too far behind the other pitchers.

Other injury news:

* The big one of the day is catcher Geovany Soto having surgery on his foot. You can read more about that here.

* LHP Matt Harrison (back tightness) will return to Texas on Sunday to see Dr. Drew Dossett, a back specialist, on Monday. Harrison said his back felt "100 percent" this morning but isn't sure if that means anything or not. He'll get more tests and be evaluated. But he's certainly going to be behind the rest of the pitchers.

* RHP Derek Holland (knee surgery) is off crutches but won't come to camp until after Dr. Keith Meister has seen him next week. It's unclear when the timetable is for Holland to come to Arizona.

* RHP Tanner Scheppers (back) played catch Friday and felt good. He's now continuing to throw and prepare for the season.

* SS Jurickson Profar (shoulder tendinitis) didn't have any issues with swinging a bat Friday and will continue to do that. He can't throw yet, however.