Feliz's preference is to close, for now

Decision yet to be made, but last year's closer's comfort with role is crucial

Updated: March 8, 2011, 8:59 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Most of the signs point toward Neftali Feliz staying in the closer's role for the Texas Rangers in 2011.

No decision has been made and likely won't be until Feliz takes another couple of turns on the mound as a starter. But the fact that the 22-year-old would prefer to remain the guy that gets the final three outs is telling. Feliz is a team guy and he's not opposed to starting. But there's a difference between a guy that wants to start and one that would prefer to close. ...

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