Feb 16, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Pedro Feliciano during spring training workout at George Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray -The Star Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets Bring Back Pedro Feliciano


The New York Mets announced via twitter that they have signed former Mets reliever Pedro Felicianoto a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training. Over the summer the Mets scouted Feliciano in Puerto Rico where he was pitching well to the tune of a 1.23 ERA.

Feliciano last pitched for the Mets in 2010 when he posted a 3.30 ERA and appeared in 92 games.

Feliciano left after the 2010 to join the Yankees on a 2 year $8 million dollar contract and never threw a single pitch for the Yankees due to shoulder issues. Brian Cashman blamed the Mets for overusing Feliciano, which lead to the string of injuries. Considering Feliciano lead the league in appearances from 2008 through 2010 this was likely the case but Cashman should have considered that before making the signing.

In the end the whole ordeal worked out really well for the Mets who drafted right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer with the compensatory pick they received for Feliciano and got Feliciano back free of charge.

The Mets need another left-handed reliever to pair with Josh Edgin, as I am not confident in Robert Carson’s ability to get major league hitters out, and if Feliciano’s injuries are behind him he will easily make the team during spring training.

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