Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yankees Close to Deal With Pedro Feliciano

Bob Klapisch of Fox Sports tweeted this morning that the Yankees are close to securing a deal with LHP Pedro Feliciano. This update is the latest on the Yankees-Feliciano front as there have been rumblings of the two sides working on a possible signing since the Winter Meetings.

Feliciano will add another viable lefty arm to the Yankees' bullpen. In 2010 with the Mets, he pitched in 92 games, having a 3-6 record with a 3.30 ERA and WHIP of 1.53. He's a solid pitcher with a 88 mph sinker and sharp slider that allows him to neutralize left-handed batters. He's lead the league in appearances for the past 3 seasons, so he is a work-horse, but at age 34, there should be some caution as to decreasing his innings. 

I'm all for this signing. Hopefully he's looking for a reasonable deal, which in my opinion would be for no more than two years at around $8-$9 million.

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