Feliciano could be headed for surgery
Yankees left-hander Pedro Feliciano could be headed for surgery to repair damage in his pitching shoulder.
Manager Joe Girardi said after Wednesday’s game that a MRI taken on Feliciano “did not come back good” and called the pitcher’s shoulder “damaged,” though he declined to elaborate on the actual severity or specifics about the injury.
“In fairness to the player, he needs to talk about it with our doctor and the agents and decide what the next course of action is,” Girardi said.
Feliciano signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Yankees to serve as a left-handed specialist, but he has yet to appear in a regular season game for the team. Feliciano was shut down due to injury after making a March 9 appearance and has not returned to the mound.
“He was throwing the ball in Spring Training and didn’t have any problems,” Girardi said. “Then after the one day he had a problem. I can’t tell you exactly when it happened, in a sense. He’s had some shoulder problems in the past.”