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All eyes on Rangers' Neftali Feliz

Young flamethrower's command of off-speed pitches is key in bid to win rotation spot

Updated: March 2, 2011, 7:31 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The most anticipated spring training day to date arrives Thursday afternoon when the American League rookie of the year, who saved 40 games hurling triple-digit heat, begins his run at the Texas Rangers' rotation.

Neftali Feliz will pitch his first two innings of the Cactus League when he starts a split-squad game against the Cleveland Indians in Surprise. Lefty hopeful Derek Holland will start the other split-squad game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. But make no mistake: ...

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