Send them back
I can’t work
I can’t achieve
Send me back
Open the till
Give me the change
You said would do me good
Refund the cost
You said you’re cheap but you’re too much
Via Mark Feinsand -
Joe Girardi was intentionally vague when delivering the latest news on Pedro Feliciano after Wednesday’s game, but it wasn’t hard to read between the lines.
“He’s got a damaged shoulder,” Girardi said. “The MRI did not come back good. He has a damaged shoulder, he has a shoulder injury, and in fairness to the player, he needs to talk about it with our doctors and the agents and decide what the next course of action will be. That’s all I’m going to give you.”
That doesn’t sound very good, does it?
It certainly sounds like Feliciano is headed for surgery, likely knocking him out for the rest of this year. If it’s rotator cuff surgery, there’s a chance he won’t be effective next year, either, leaving his two-year, $8 million deal essentially useless.
I guess this makes a gang of forty for Cashman…
Chan Ho Park
and, Pedro Feliciano
New York Yankees left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano’s season is likely over. A dye MRI taken Wednesday afternoon revealed that Felciano has a torn capsule in his left shoulder, and he is leaning toward arthroscopic surgery, he told reporters before Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Before that he will get a second opinion from renowned physician Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
General manager Brian Cashman characterized the injury as “significant.”
“It is a Chien-Ming Wang-like issue,” Cashman said. “And he is still trying to come back with Washington. Some people can come back, but the odds are a lot more difficult.”
While with the Yankees, Wang had shoulder surgery in July 2009, and the former 19-game winner still hasn’t pitched in the majors.
If Feliciano does have to undergo surgery, which would take place some time next week, he would have to undergo a year of rehab. He said he would likely be ready for the start of spring training in mid-February.
“It’s really disappointing,” said Feliciano, who suffered the injury during his fourth appearance in spring training. “I love to pitch and I want to be a guy that pitches every day like I’ve been doing for the past three or four years. And now to be shut down for maybe a year, I don’t know how I’m gonna handle it. It’s gonna be hard.”
Feliciano said that if Andrews tells him he won’t need surgery, he could get a platelet rich plasma injection in his shoulder, wait a month or two and try to throw again. However, that seems unlikely.
“He’s a warrior and a competitor and now he can’t compete because of this injury he sustained when he was a member of the New York Yankees in spring training,” Cashman said.
That last line sounds like Cashman wants to collect on an insurance policy…assuming he had one on this signing.