ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have three games against Mike Napoli over the weekend and will face another former teammate on Monday. Scott Feldman will be pitching for the Cubs on Monday when they play a makeup game against the Rangers at Wrigley Field. Feldman pitched for the Rangers from 2005-12.
"I've seen a lot of those guys for a lot of years, and they've seen me for a lot of years, so it's not going to be a big thing of trying to trick everybody," Feldman told MLB.Com writer Carrie Muskat. "I'll take some of the stuff I've remembered over the years, and look at video from what they've done recently because guys make adjustments all the time."
Feldman, who threw his first career complete game in his last start, was supposed to pitch in a three-game series against the Rangers two weeks ago, but he was scratched because of tightness in his back. The game on April 17 was rained out, so Feldman will get a chance to pitch against his former team.
"I wanted to pitch against them last time and I had the thing flare up with my back," Feldman said. "I'll try not to make it anything that it's not and treat it like another game. It'll be kind of weird pitching against them. Hopefully I can pitch a good game and we can beat them."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.