The Rangers aren't going to waste any time bringing closer Neftali Feliz back -- if he gets through one inning without complications in a Double-A game on Wednesday, the team will bring him back on Friday, the first day he is eligible.
Feliz threw 46 pitches in a bullpen session Monday in Oakland.
"He said he felt good, so he's ready to get out of here," manager Ron Washington told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Hopefully, that goes well and we can activate him Friday when he's ready to come off."
Tommy Hunter will start that game for Double-A Frisco (Texas). Hunter's return won't be as quick as Feliz's.
The Rangers will be happy to get Feliz back. The Rangers' bullpen has struggled since Feliz went on the disabled list. On Monday, Arthur Rhodes gave up the team's lead in the eighth to Josh Willingham and then Hideki Matsui ended the game with a solo homer in the 10th inning off Darren Oliver. Oliver also picked up the loss last Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays. Rhodes and Oliver have picked up the only saves for the Rangers since Feliz went on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.