Feliz out of Triple-A start with soreness in elbow

Feliz out of Triple-A start with soreness in elbow

Feliz out of Triple-A start with soreness in elbow
ARLINGTON -- Right-hander Neftali Feliz has been scratched from Sunday's start with Triple-A Round Rock because of more discomfort in his right elbow.

Feliz has been on the disabled list since May 18 with a sprained right elbow and was scheduled to throw 80 pitches over five innings against Memphis on Sunday. There is no word yet on how big of a setback this will be and how long he will be sidelined without throwing.

The Rangers were hoping that Feliz could make this start and one more before returning to the rotation, or at least be activated off the DL. He will be evaluated by the Rangers' medical staff to determine what to do next.

Scott Feldman, riding a four-game winning streak, pitches on Sunday night for the Rangers. He is serving as the Rangers' fifth starter after Colby Lewis was lost for the season with a torn flexor tendon in his right arm.

The Rangers have discussed the possibility of moving Alexi Ogando to the rotation, although there is concern about what that would do to the bullpen. The Rangers could try to reinforce the bullpen before Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, and they also expect reliever Mark Lowe to come off the DL in the next week.

The Rangers also announced on Sunday morning that first baseman Mitch Moreland will play one more game with Double-A Frisco on his rehab assignment. He will be at Frisco on Sunday night.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.