Aug
14

Feliciano throws a perfect inning in latest minor league rehab game

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In his latest minor league rehab appearance with the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees, left-hander Pedro Feliciano retired all three batters he faced — the first two on ground balls, the last on a called strike three. He struck out the side in his first rehab game four days ago. No word on his pitch count or anything, but I doubt it was more than 12-15 or so.

Feliciano, 36 in less than two weeks, is coming off major shoulder surgery. His 30-day rehab window expires on September 9th, so if all goes well between now and then, he’ll be able to rejoin the bullpen as the third lefty specialist once rosters expand. Obviously “all goes well” is a mighty big assumption at this point. The Yankees actually hold a $4.5M club option for Feliciano next season, but I can’t imagine they would pick given what we know right now. Let’s see him face some big league hitters first.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

7 Comments»

  1. I Love Hirok & (Ichi)Ro (formerly & Futurely Cris Pengiucci) says:

    If he’s servicable when rosters expand, imagine the fun Girardi can have with pitcher/batter matchups!

    In all seriousness, some additional rest for Logan and (I assume) Rapada prior to the playoffs is a good thing. Guess we’ll need to wait and see if Feliciano can get ML hitters out to see if Girardi can actually do this. Also assuming the Yankees have a big enough lead to allow Girardi to do this (both game lead and division lead).

    • MannyGeee says:

      “If he’s servicable when rosters expand, imagine the fun Girardi can have with pitcher/batter matchups!”

      fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck are some of those games gonna get long with all those calls to the bullpen.

  2. Mike says:

    Any word on his velocity readings?

  3. pat says:

    Can’t imagine he’d get more than 4 mil on the open market next year. Decline option and renegotiate. Sign for 3/45

    /Randy Levine’d

  4. Jedile says:

    Perfect inning? To the rotation! If he can throw one perfect inning he should be able to do it over a larger span. Looks like we might’ve finely found our true ace.

  5. Greg says:

    I like Jose Feliciano singing “Light My Fire” more than Pedro Feliciano singing “Make me the Third LOOGY”.

  6. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    possible playoff bullpen with feliciano? probably not with rapada, logan, d-rob, soriano, perhaps joba, and maybe nova, right?

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