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Washington sends message to Rangers' Feliz

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08:21 AM ET 05.20 | Ron Washington said he was trying to send a message to Neftali Feliz on Friday night with his early-removal from the Rangers' 4-1 win over Houston. Perhaps this is a sign they are on the same page: Feliz "absolutely" felt like that's what Washington was doing. Washington removed Feliz with two outs in the fifth and the Rangers' leading by two runs. Feliz had just walked a hitter with two outs for the second consecutive inning. After the first two-out walk in the fourth inning, Feliz received a visit from Washington on the mound. After the inning, Washington called him aside, along with an interpreter. "Oh, we had a deep conversation," Washington said Saturday. "He needed to hear how much guys were depending on him. We made sure to translate it. What I told him should resonate for days to come. The message got across."

Dallas Morning News

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May 20, 2012  08:36 AM ET

....that same game 6 look....mental issues....flashes talent that can dominate....

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May 20, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This dude is talented, but unfocused.

Fixed...

May 20, 2012  11:03 AM ET

That's Why we have da Minor Leagues!!!

May 20, 2012  12:25 PM ET

washington can do whatever he likes, the rangers have plenty starters from where the manager can use them without any type of problem,,, thanks to the brothers maddux!!!

May 20, 2012  12:28 PM ET
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Josh Hamilton will carry him..............

hamilton's road its being clearly spoken,,, the rangers aren't going to sign him not just yet, not extension for hamilton?? guess all that injuries in the past have come back to hunted him!!

May 20, 2012  12:57 PM ET

If the Rockies removed a pitcher for issuing too many walks or walks with 2 outs they'd never get out of the 2nd or 3rd inning.

 
May 20, 2012  10:37 PM ET

Talent will only carry you so far.

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