Worth noting

• Tepesch is working hard to develop his changeup and Washington said it is getting better. Said Washington, "He just has to continue to work on it and perfect it as best he can."

Neftali Feliz is expected to throw live batting Friday. He was supposed to throw Wednesday but the Rangers wanted him to work on his mechanics in the bullpen instead. The Rangers were concerned his mechanics were causing some soreness in the shoulder.

• Washington on pitcher Pedro Figueroa, who was claimed on waivers from the Rays: "What an arm!"

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