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  1. Rangers building depth in bullpen

    Calvin Watkins

    With the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday, the Texas Rangers made another small baseball statement, not a sexy one -- build the bullpen. Neftali Feliz is the closer, but given his velocity issues after returning from Tomm...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Jose Fernandez of Miami Marlins says throwing feels better than e...

    Jose Fernandez released the ball with such velocity that the sound of it landing in the catcher's mitt echoed crisply throughout Marlins Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2014
  3. Pregame notes: Feliz's velocity no issue for Bogar

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The velocity of Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz became a topic of discussion again prior to Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics. On Monday, Feliz hit at least 95 mph on the gun on 15 of his 19 pitches while converting...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  4. Clayton Kershaw earns 20th win as Dodgers clinch playoff spot

    Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  5. Vic Black experiencing shoulder weakness

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- The Mets plan to have Vic Black examined by a team doctor Sunday at Citi Field after the reliever's velocity sagged during Saturday's relief appearance during a 10-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. Black's four-seam fastball averaged...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  6. Extra Bases: Feliz finding his groove

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - On Wednesday afternoon in South Beach, Neftali Feliz was trying to close the door for the Texas Rangers in the back end of a two-game series with the Miami Marlins. He gave up two home runs, but his velocity was in the mid-90s a...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  7. Cole brings the heat in return

    Mark Simon

    The most encouraging stat from the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 comeback win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night? It might have been Gerrit Cole's average fastball velocity -- 95.9 mph -- in his first start back from the disabled list. That was his...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Neftali Feliz's dip in velocity is concerning

    Calvin Watkins

    This Rangers season, at least right now, is about the future. If Neftali Feliz wants involvement with that future he can't do what occurred to him on Sunday in Cleveland: Diminished velocity on his fastball. Blown saves happen. But of Feliz...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. Mets will watch Niese closely

    Adam Rubin

    Jonathon Niese #49 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM17 W5 L4 BB28 K74 ERA2.96 SEATTLE -- While Jonathon Niese does not have a strict pitch count on Monday night, Terry Collins said the staff will watch him closely. Niese's velocity has b...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  10. Reds' Mike Leake strikes out career-high 12, dominating Giants

    Mike Leake has gotten stronger every year, and his fastball velocity has increased as a result. Even so, he still doesn't know where all those strikeouts came from.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  11. David Carpenter of Atlanta Braves to disabled list for strained b...

    The Atlanta Braves have placed reliever David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  12. Bronson Arroyo of Arizona Diamondbacks to disabled list, streak e...

    Bronson Arroyo had been one of baseball's most reliable pitchers during his 15-year career, fighting off a variety of ailments to take the ball every time his turn came up.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  13. Progress for Jones, Lindstrom, Garcia

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Tuesday's rainy conditions couldn't keep injured Chicago White Sox reliever Nate Jones from playing a little game of catch. Jones, who hasn't pitched since undergoing a back procedure in April, tossed a ball at a measured velocity for th...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  14. DeCarr puts down ball, sees stock rise

    Brendan C. Hall

    The hype behind Austin DeCarr's prized arm has been out for a while -- three years now, going back to his sophomore season of 2011 at Xaverian Brothers High School, when scouts clocked his velocity at 91 mph. But it took him putting the ball down for...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  15. American Sports Medicine Institute -- Pitchers should slow down, ...

    Jerry Crasnick and Stephania Bell

    Pitchers who throw with 100 percent effort and at higher velocity are at greater risk of suffering the type of elbow injuries that lead to Tommy John surgery, the American Sports Medicine Institute said in a position statement Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  16. Clay Buchholz says his struggles aren't physical

    Gordon Edes

    Clay Buchholz says he's fine physically, so how to explain his struggles?

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014