Rangers closer Neftali Feliz blew his third save on Saturday when he let the Indians score three runs in the ninth inning en route to a 10-8 loss. He’s only 6-for-9 in save situations with a 5.51 ERA and a 15/7 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings.
On Sunday, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that there are currently no roles in the team’s bullpen, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. That means that Feliz won’t necessarily be the go-to guy anymore when a save situation arises. Shawn Tolleson and Keone Kela have shown the best stuff of anyone in the Rangers’ bullpen thus far and figure to get some opportunities until Feliz rights his ship.
Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday against the Orioles. Cavan, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, struck out in the first inning, but bounced back to hit a two-run homer in the third. He followed that up with a single in the sixth, a double in the eighth, and a two-run triple in the ninth.
Biggio is the sixth player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Jorge Polanco (Twins), Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Jake Bauers (Indians), Trea Turner (Nationals), and Jonathan Villar (Orioles). He’s the third member of the Blue Jays to hit for the cycle, joining Jeff Frye and Kelly Gruber. In case you were wondering, yes, Craig Biggio has also hit for the cycle. He did so against the Rockies on April 8, 2002. Craig and Cavan are the second father-son duo to both hit for the cycle, joining Gary and Daryle Ward, Sportsnet notes.
After Tuesday’s 4-for-5 performance, Biggio is batting .230/.361/.425 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 379 plate appearances on the season.