In a move that comes as a shock to no one, the Rangers declined the $9.25 million option on right-hander Scott Feldman and will pay him a $600,000 buyout that makes him a free agent. Feldman will likely seek a spot as a starter with another team after being moved from the bullpen to the rotation several times in 2012.
The Rangers also declined the option on righty Yoshinori Tateyama, reinstated righty Neftali Feliz from the 60-day disabled list, and purchased the Triple A contract of righty Justin Miller.
Feliz won't be available until next summer after having Tommy John surgery in August, and he will return as a reliever after spending the first seven weeks of 2012 as a starter. Miller didn't pitch in 2012 after having Tommy John surgery in April. He was the Rangers' Minor League Reliever of the Year in 2011.
-- Jeff Wilson