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Feliz's potential as an ace is untapped

Rangers should resist temptation to lock down hard-throwing pitcher in closer's role

Updated: March 26, 2010, 12:51 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Neftali Feliz settled the argument almost before it could begin among the Texas Rangers decision-makers this spring. He pitched himself out of any shot at the starting rotation and into the bullpen.

Decision not averted, but at least delayed.

It won't be that easy next spring, when the Rangers probably will have to make an irrevocable decision on Feliz's future. Will they give him a chance to fulfill his destiny as a potential elite starter, or will the temptation ...

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