SAN DIEGO -- Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz threw Monday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list May 21 with a sprained elbow. He was moved to the 60-day DL and is eligible to return July 18.
According to manager Ron Washington, Feliz threw lightly from about 40 feet before Monday's game, just to "get his arm going." The righty was 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in eight games (seven starts) prior to the injury and has not pitched since May 18.
Starter Derek Holland also threw before Monday's game. The left-hander has been on the DL since June 7, when weakness resulting from a stomach virus forced the 25-year-old out of action. Holland's workout included tosses at 100 feet on flat ground.
"The next step will probably be letting him stand on the rubber," Washington said. "He's getting back. It was his weight loss, it wasn't that he was injured. He's been looking good."