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08:17 AM ET 04.14 | Whether his arm had been "abused," in the words of Brian Cashman, or damaged, Pedro Feliciano heard bad news Wednesday. "Damaged" was precisely the word Joe Girardi used after Wednesday night's 7-4 win over Baltimore to describe Feliciano's shoulder after the Yanks had him take another MRI on his pitching arm. Feliciano wasn't in the clubhouse after the game, but Girardi made it sound like the ex-Met's injury is serious -- and that he's facing some tough decisions, including the possibility of surgery. ... "He has a damaged shoulder, 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," Girardi said. "He's got an issue. He needs to talk it over with his family, his agent and our doctors and we'll go from there."

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April 14, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Oops! Time to pull the plug on this season and get that shoulder taken care of.

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April 14, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Question - why does he have to discuss the possibility of surgery with "agents"?????

April 14, 2011  08:53 AM ET

It says he's 34 so who knows how long he has left. Looking at his history though the Mets brought him into a ton of games the most innings he had in one season was 64 which doesn't sound like a lot, but then again it's not my shoulder either.

April 14, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Question - why does he have to discuss the possibility of surgery with "agents"?????

That's a pretty normal procedure now a days that you keep your agent involved in the decision.

April 14, 2011  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's a pretty normal procedure now a days that you keep your agent involved in the decision.

Morning Mongo.


BALLS!!!

April 14, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It says he's 34 so who knows how long he has left. Looking at his history though the Mets brought him into a ton of games the most innings he had in one season was 64 which doesn't sound like a lot, but then again it's not my shoulder either.

Warming up every game has something to do with it. It is not sut number of outings and innings. In the NL, a RP warms up more than in the AL. I do not have the numbers but on average, I will bet it is a good percentage higher.

April 14, 2011  09:14 AM ET

They signed the wrong , Feliciano . They should have signed Jose.

April 14, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's a pretty normal procedure now a days that you keep your agent involved in the decision.

Of course...

... agent should be one of the first people to contact.

Agents sometimes play a dual role of lawyer as well. Good to keep your business folks informed.

April 14, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They signed the wrong , Feliciano . They should have signed Jose.

At least he can play guitar...

April 14, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Morning Mongo.BALLS!!!

Morning Clem

April 14, 2011  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Warming up every game has something to do with it. It is not sut number of outings and innings. In the NL, a RP warms up more than in the AL. I do not have the numbers but on average, I will bet it is a good percentage higher.

That does all add up and that includes how many times he throws over to 1st as well as it's all wear and tear.

April 14, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They signed the wrong , Feliciano . They should have signed Jose.

The Yanks knew he was damaged goods going in, so this isn't really a surprise.

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April 14, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

At least he can play guitar...

Maybe he could light a fire in the bullpen for them.

April 14, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Sounds to me like he has rotator cuff issues. He'll be 35 in a few months and he's not exactly a big guy (according to his Bio).It's a shame to see he Yankees lose a solid player like this to injury so early in the season.Hehehehehe, I kill myself!

It is a twelve step program to get through your feeling of shame. You impervious and vile reprobate.

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April 14, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Warming up every game has something to do with it. It is not sut number of outings and innings. In the NL, a RP warms up more than in the AL. I do not have the numbers but on average, I will bet it is a good percentage higher.

I believe he had more appearances over the last 3 seasons then any other reliever. If the Mets incompetant medical staff advised the team not to resign him what were the Yanks thinking?

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April 14, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Sounds to me like he has rotator cuff issues. He'll be 35 in a few months and he's not exactly a big guy (according to his Bio).It's a shame to see he Yankees lose a solid player like this to injury so early in the season.Hehehehehe, I kill myself!

He's still pitching better then Dice K and Lackey.

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