Feliz shut down for now; Berkman feels OK

Feliz shut down for now; Berkman feels OK

Feliz shut down for now; Berkman feels OK

HOUSTON -- Pitcher Neftali Feliz has been temporarily shut down on his rehabilitation assignment because of inflammation in his right triceps. Feliz, who underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug. 1, 2012, had pitched in three games on his assignment.

The 25-year-old was supposed to pitch on Saturday, but he was scratched because of the inflammation. He tried to warm up and pitch the ninth inning on Sunday, but couldn't get loose. He is listed as day to day.

Lance Berkman, who is on the disabled list with inflammation in his left hip, played on Sunday and went 1-for-4 in his second game. He is 3-for-7 in two games since joining Triple-A Round Rock.

"I feel OK," Berkman told the Austin American-Statesman. "All my physical ailments can be managed, and my swing feels pretty good. That's the main thing right now is to just get back in the batter's box and see some pitches and try to get back in a rhythm at the plate."

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.