It was reported this afternoon that Pedro Feliciano has a torn shoulder capsule. Feliciano, who signed a two-year, $8 million deal in the offseason, is deciding whether to have season-ending surgery or rehab the shoulder. He’s leaning towards surgery though.
Regardless, his 2011 season is over before it even began.
The lone bright spot, which really isn’t even a bright spot at all, is that Petey is going for a second opinion. Dr. James Andrews will give the final verdict on Monday in Florida. Regardless of what Jim tells him, Feliciano won’t be sniffing the field in 2011.
The injury is the same thing that happened to Chien-Ming Wang in 2009, and he still hasn’t made it back to the big leagues. So…yeah.
Cashman can blame this on the Mets all he wants, but he should have known better than to sign a 34-year-old pitcher who has made 266 appearances over the last three seasons.
In other injury news: minor leaguers Gary Sanchez (C) and two of the Killer Bs — Dellin Betances (P) Manny Banuelos (P) — are all on the DL. Sanchez’ injury is unknown at this time but Betances and ManBan are shelved with blisters on their respective pitching hands. Someone please make sure Jesus Montero is safe.
April 14, 2011 — a day that will live in infamy for Yankee fans.