Or, at least they'll give him a look as a starter during spring training, Rangers manager Ron Washington tells the Boston Globe 's Nick Cafardo .
"As of right now, we're going to bring [Feliz] into camp and give him the opportunity to stretch himself out," Washington said. "And if he shows us he's better fitted with our ball club to start, then we'll go in that direction.
"If not, we know he can close ballgames and we're very happy with that."
If Feliz joins the rotation, the team would move Derek Holland back to the bullpen and either Frank Francisco or Alexi Ogando would close.
Team president Nolan Ryan said he doesn't know what will happen with Feliz.
"See how he handles it and see how his breaking ball and his changeup are, and then we'll make a decision" Ryan said at the team's Fan Fest on Saturday (via the Dallas Morning News ). "We're looking at that. Do I think it will happen this year? I don't know if it will or it won't. But it's something that we're going to look at. We think with his body type and the way he throws, as free and easy as he does, that he has the potential to be a very good major league starter. I can't tell you if it's going to happen this year."
Feliz, for his part, said he's open to whatever the team wants.
"If they ask me to be a starter, I'll be a starter," he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "If they want me to stay a closer, I'll stay a closer. I really had fun [last] year as a closer."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans