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Pedro Feliciano underwent rotator cuff surgery last week

Sep 14, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

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The Yankees’ two-year, $8 million offseason investment into longtime Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano continues to look bleaker and bleaker.

According to Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, the Yankees announced Wednesday that Feliciano underwent rotator cuff surgery late last week. No recovery timetable has been issued, but the procedure was far from minor and will almost certainly affect his status for the first half of the 2012 season. Or perhaps all of the 2012 season.

Feliciano did not pitch at all this year after suffering a strained rotator cuff during spring training. He elected to rehab that injury rather than repair it surgically, and is probably now regretting that decision.

The 35-year-old lefty had a 3.31 ERA in eight seasons with the Mets before signing with the Yanks last winter.

  1. entersandman42ny - Sep 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    If this guy was healthy we wouldn’t have to watch Boone Logan consistently give up hits to lefty batters.

  2. presidentmiraflores - Sep 14, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    I’m shocked that after 3,000 appearances for the Mets the last several years that Feliciano’s arm has fallen off. It’s almost as though Willie Randolph employed the Joe Torre School of Bullpen Management and taught it to his successor as well.

  3. brownsfn - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    This idiot should have had the surgery right off the bat…dummy…

  4. pisano - Sep 15, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    The Yankees can kiss that 8 mil. good bye.

    • emeraldcityfan - Sep 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM

      Hey 8 million isn’t bad money for 1 inning total of work…. in rookie ball….

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