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June 1, 2015 04:21 PM
Report: Pedro Feliciano nears minor-league deal with Cubs
by Jason Butt |

Pitcher Pedro Feliciano is expected to sign a minor league contract with a major league invite with the Chicago Cubs, reports FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

The deal is expected to be a base salary of $700,000.

The former Mets' reliever signed a minor-league deal with the Cardinals a year ago but was released in August. He has a career ERA of 3.33.

June 2, 2015 07:14 AM
Cardinals release Pedro Feliciano from minors deal
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Cardinals released pitcher Pedro Feliciano from his minor-league contract, Baseball America reports Tuesday.  

Feliciano had a 5.57 ERA in 21 innings at Triple-A Memphis since signing his minor-league deal. 

June 1, 2015 08:38 PM
Pedro Feliciano signs minor-league deal with Cardinals
by Igor Mello |

The Cardinals signed relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano to a minor-league deal on Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Feliciano hasn't pitched this season and will start the year at Triple-A Memphis.

June 2, 2015 05:06 PM
Seven Mets declare free agency
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang, relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, relief pitcher David Aardsma, relief pitcher Tim Byrdak, relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano and relief pitcher Frank Francisco have filed for free agency.

Hawkins and Francisco both spent time as the Mets closer, but Bobby Parnell is expected to fill that role in 2014.

June 2, 2015 07:13 PM
Report: Mets expected to make trades soon
by Chris Cwik |

The Mets are reportedly looking to get rid of some players, according to 

At least five players are currently going through waivers, and the team is expected to make at least one deal. Marlon Byrd, John Buck and Pedro Feliciano are the most likely candidates to be moved. The team brought Anthony Recker, Matt den Dekker and Robert Carson to New York in case they make a deal. Those players would be activated if Byrd, Buck or Feliciano are dealt. 

June 2, 2015 07:46 PM
Pedro Filiciano returns with consecutive appearances
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Mets did not wait long to put reliever Pedro Feliciano to use, as he pitched in both Friday and Saturday's extra-inning games against the Royals. Feliciano tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings over two appearances, in his first appearances since 2010.

Feliciano has been unable to pitch in the minors over the previous two seasons due to a variety of injuries, including ones to his left shoudler that required surgery.  

June 2, 2015 07:46 PM
Pedro Feliciano makes return to majors
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano had his contract selected from Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, to replace Josh Edgin, who had to be placed on the disabled list with a fractured rib.

Feliciano has not pitched in the majors since 2010, due to complications from shoulder surgery in 2011 and then a heart issue earlier in the season.  

June 2, 2015 07:56 PM
Mets have options for bullpen, if needed
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets manager Terry Collins said relievers Pedro Feliciano and Tim Byrdak could join the bullpen later this summer, according to The Star-Ledger.

"If there is that spot that opens up that’s needed and we’re looking for a left-hander, we’ve got two guys who can certainly handle the heat at this level," Collins said.

June 2, 2015 10:05 AM
Pedro Feliciano ready to return from food poisoning
by Igor Mello |

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano, who had been dealing with a severe case of food poisoning, joined Double-A Binghamton Friday, according to ESPN. Feliciano had not pitched since May 3 at Class A St. Lucie because of the illness.

June 2, 2015 10:55 AM
Pedro Feliciano dealing with illness
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano has been placed on the 7-day disabled list in the minors, due to a bout with food poisoning.  Feliciano has been pitching for Class A St. Lucie, trying to build up his arm strength. 

June 2, 2015 11:03 AM
Pedro Feliciano making progress
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano continues to pitch in Class A St. Lucie, but he is hoping to move up to another level soon. Feliciano, who has not pitched at the major-league level since 2010, has yet to allow a run in four appearances in the minors.

The team hopes to give Feliciano a month to build up his arm strength before it gives him a shot to join the majors. Feliciano joined the team's Class A affiliate April 15, so there are still a few weeks before a decision needs to be made. 

June 2, 2015 11:22 AM
Pedro Feliciano joins Class A
by Ed Gauna | reports Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano officially joined Class A St. Lucie on Monday.

The left-hander spent the last two weeks building up strength in his shoulder at the team's spring complex.

June 2, 2015 11:34 AM
Pedro Feliciano not ready for game action
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano, who agreed to remain in the organization after not making the opening day roster, will not appear in a minor-league game anytime soon, according to ESPN.

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Feliciano will continue to work at the team's spring complex to build shoulder strength. Feliciano, who is expected to pitch for Class A St. Lucie, threw in a simulated game Tuesday.

June 2, 2015 11:42 AM
Pedro Feliciano headed to Class A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano, who has accepted an assignment to the minor leagues, said he will pitch for Class A St. Lucie and not Triple-A Las Vegas. Feliciano will work on building up arm strength.

June 2, 2015 11:43 AM
Pedro Feliciano chooses to remain with Mets
by Jeff Lippman |

Mets left-handed bullpen specialist Pedro Feliciano has decided to remain in the organization, Newsday reports Tuesday. 

Feliciano could have opted out of the minor league deal he signed over the winter, but chose to remain with the Mets. He will start the year in the minor leagues to build strength in his surgically-repaired left shoulder. 

June 2, 2015 11:45 AM
Mets ask Pedro Feliciano to go to Triple-A
by Chris Cwik |

The Mets want reliever Pedro Feliciano to go to Triple-A in order to build up his arm strength. 

Feliciano, 36, has been dealing with a heart condition this spring, and has been limited to just 4 1/3 innings. Feliciano has not pitched in the majors since 2010. He’s spent the last two seasons in the Yankees’ minor-league system, but has tossed just 10 1/3 innings over the last two years. 

June 2, 2015 11:49 AM
Mets to carry two left-handed relievers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets manager Terry Collins said during a radio interview Wednesday on WFAN that the team intends to carry two left-handed relievers. ESPN predicted one of the spots will go to Josh Edgin, while Pedro Feliciano, Robert Carson and Scott Rice vie for the other left-handed role in the bullpen.

ESPN also reported this news likely means there will only be room for either Greg Burke or Jeurys Familia in the team's rotation.

June 2, 2015 11:49 AM
Mets GM upbeat about bullpen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The New York Post reports Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is optimistic the team's bullpen will be much better in 2013 after he has seen promising performances this spring from newcomers Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Greg Burke and Pedro Feliciano. The Mets' bullpen ranked 29th in the majors last season in ERA (4.65).

“I think we have a little more confidence in the bullpen than we had toward the end of spring training last year,” Alderson said. “It’s all about performance in the regular season, but it seems that we have a better assortment of veteran arms and we’ve got several pitchers from both the right and left side coming up through the system to give us a lot more depth and are competing for a spot in the bullpen, so that’s a very different situation than we had last year.”

June 2, 2015 12:06 PM
Feliciano throws with heart monitor
by Jeff Lippman |

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano, wearing a heart monitor around his neck, made his first appearance in a game since 2010 on a back field at the Marlins' spring training complex Tuesday, reports ESPN. Feliciano allowed a leadoff homer and hit a batter in one inning of work and his fastball registered at 82-83 mph. "It was better than what I expected," Feliciano said.

June 2, 2015 12:05 PM
Feliciano to throw off mound
by CBS Sports Staff |

Mets pitcher Jose Feliciano, sidelined with a heart ailment, will throw off a mound on Friday, according to Feliciano will throw with a portable heart monitor (about the size of an iphone) around his neck, with wires attached to his chest.