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Saturday a.m. things

Ugly outing for Vicente Padilla yesterday, who is apparently dealing with a neck strain that, along with the bruised thumb that knocked him out of yesterday's game, has his status up in the air for his next start.  And Scott Feldman, who was going to start on Tuesday against the Angels, will instead start tonight, with Eric Hurley being bumped back because of a tight hamstring.

Anthony Andro says yesterday's outing probably kills any chance Padilla had of making the All Star team.  Even before his last couple of outings, I didn't think Padilla was All Star worthy, but this likely makes it moot.

David Murphy is doing some extra film study from his ABs earlier in the year, to figure out what has happened that has him in his current slump.

Neftali Feliz is skipping over high-A entirely, and is on his way to Frisco to join the rotation there.  I'm sure we'll have a story or two in the next couple of days about this move and why the Rangers are moving him up two levels.

Evan Grant says that Brandon McCarthy threw a 55 pitch bullpen session yesterday, and is expected to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.  One would guess that, if that went well, he'll go on a rehab assignment soon thereafter.

Grant also talks about the C.J. Wilson interview on the Ticket, where Wilson makes some not-so-veiled references to the departures of Mark Teixeira and Buck Showalter having a positive effect in the clubhouse.