Feliciano throws perfect inning in latest minor league rehab game

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In his fourth appearance with the Rookie Level GCL Yankees, left-hander Pedro Feliciano retired all three batters (two ground balls, one fly ball) in a scoreless inning this afternoon. The 35-year-old was originally scheduled to pitch for High-A Tampa last night, but the game was rained out. It would have been his first appearance outside of rookie ball and also his first on two days’ rest. All of his other appearances have come with three days of rest. Feliciano figures to sit for another two days before making that elusive first appearance at a higher level. He remains on schedule to join the big league bullpen in the middle of September.

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  • Dela G

    any word on velocity?

    • vin

      I believe they’re calling it “v-lo” now.

  • Rich in NJ

    They may only really need him for less than 10 batters in the postseason, even if they go all the way.

    • Slugger27

      you think hes making the postseason roster??

      • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

        The bullpen is pretty awful.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    The now No. 60 Pedro Feliciano. Really excited to see if he manages some good big-league time.

  • jjyank

    Feliciano to da rotation!!

  • Darren

    I know he’s totally forgotten bu just about everyone (excpet maybe RAB), but without Damaso Marte , do we win in ’09? been said before, but Feliciano may be Marte v. 2012.

    Or he might shred his shoulder eating some paella and be done for another year.

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      Now I’m starving.

    • http://rab.com mike cutler

      Great point my man

  • Eddard

    He can take Joba’s spot, or Nova’s. Neither one of those players should be on the playoff roster at this point.

    • jjyank

      Remember when we were counting on a rehabbing Joba to contribute? Maybe we should wait till he’s back in the bigs before putting him on the playoff roster.

    • Freddy’s Mom

      Joba’s gone already, at least for a little while. Nova would never be in the playoff rotation as things stand, and his spot on the roster would certainly seem to be in serious jeapordy. We’re counting on Pettite being back and effective. Hughes is looking to be our 4th guy, if we need it, for the playoffs.

    • Slugger27

      ok, what gives here? you just made a comment that wasnt controversial and that can easily be agreed upon by most commenters.

      coming from you, thats an immediate red flag.

  • DM

    Nova’s shoulder hurts — misses a start per Girardi

    • DM

      “felt a grab” in his shoulder

      • BrooklynRats

        2011’s ALDS game 5, Nova got rocked and was pulled for ‘forearm tightness’ early (did he even last 2 innings?). Pattern?

  • CTRob

    Girardi on Franscesa a few minutes ago said Nova felt a little grab in the shoulder last night. He’s gonna go for tests. Girardi said he likely will miss a start.

    • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

      How does one ‘feel a grab’? What does that mean?

  • Reggie C.

    Maybe Nova and Pineda will be able to compare Labrum tears.

    Good grief this could be really bad news for 2013. Nova’s been crap pretty much the whole season, but I was looking forward to Nova’s rebound in 2013.

    • aluis

      No worries just opens the door for someone to come in, be effective and take his spot.

      • JohnnyC

        If Andy returns and we re-sign Kuroda, we’re good. Let Nova take his time rehabbing.

  • Michaels’ Pineda

    Possibly plug in Lowe for the start, and promote Adam Warren for long-relief?

    • A-Rod Apologist

      NO. I rather start Adam Warren than Derek Lowe.