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Pedro Feliciano expected to open season on disabled list

Mar 27, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

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The Yankees are probably going to be without reliever Pedro Feliciano to open the year.

According to Chad Jennings of The Journal News, the veteran left-hander was unable to make a scheduled appearance Sunday due to a triceps muscle injury. The Yanks are optimistic that it’s something he will be able to get over by the second or third week of April, but he’s feeling discomfort now and they aren’t going to risk it.

Feliciano, 34, was handed a two-year, $8 million contract this winter with an option for 2013. He posted a healthy 3.30 ERA last season for the Mets and a 3.03 ERA in 2009.

Steve Garrison is likely to make the Yankees’ Opening Day roster in his place.

  1. cur68 - Mar 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    This’ll give him a chance to work on his rendition of the national anthem. Always liked his California Dreamin’ version.
    Seriously though, I don’t think the Yankees can afford this guy to be out long. That bullpen is going to be busy this season.

  2. purnellmeagrejr - Mar 27, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    I think the Yanks deserve a lot of credit for funding their convalescent home for aging pitchers – Lamarr Hoyt, I understand is in charge with Eddie Whitson, Kevin Brown Carl Pavano helping out when they’re able.

  3. yankeesgameday - Mar 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    love all the haters. let’s check back in come the end of September when this guy retires Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz to hand the Yanks the pennant.

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