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Feliciano has rotator cuff surgery

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This was inevitable…

The Yankees just announced that Pedro Feliciano had rotator cuff surgery on September 8. He initially tried to rehab his way back from his spring shoulder injury, but as time went by, it seemed less and less likely that Feliciano was going to make his way back.

There’s no timetable for his return, but obviously sooner would have been better.

Also, Steve Garrison — designated for assignment to create a 40-man spot for Austin Romine — has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Trenton.

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51 Responses to “Feliciano has rotator cuff surgery”

  1. yankeefeminista September 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Predictable. An obviously bad signing from the get-go.

  2. yanks 27 September 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Never sign any FA relievers unless it is a cheap 1-yr flier.

  3. MTU September 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Adios Pedro. Vaya con dios hombre.

    :(

  4. blake September 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    We still have Boonie :|

  5. m September 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Should have pursued this option earlier.

    Look at this tweet:

    russellmartin55 RT @PhilHughes65 You just had to steal his thunder and gun down Ichiro for the final out huh? | #55 There is no thunder without lightning!

  6. MTU September 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Blake-

    And Marte ?

  7. blake September 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Next time the Yankees want to sign a LOOGY they should just give the money to me and Ill buy a few vacation homes invest it wisely for them. :)

  8. blake September 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    That last part wasn’t supposed to be stricken :(

  9. LGY September 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    The Phils’ pitchers are MUCH better than the hacks from the 90s Braves teams.

    —-

    Say what?

  10. blake September 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    MTU,

    I don’t even know where he is or what’s he’s doing….do you?

  11. blake September 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Ill take Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltzy in their primes over the Philly trio…..

  12. yankeefeminista September 14th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I intentionally ignored that Braves 90′s rotation remark. It was a joke, right?

  13. MTU September 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Blake-

    Last I heard he was rehabbing in Tampa. No status since.

    That was a while ago.

    I think we’ve got him for one more season ?

  14. TheStraw September 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Maddux in a close call over Halladay.
    Glavine over Lee significantly.
    Smoltz blows Oswalt out of the water.
    Hamels is probably better than Avery or the others the Braves threw in there.

  15. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Who said that about the Braves staff anyway? Funny stuff.

  16. blake September 14th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Maddux and Doc are really close…after that I think the Bravos would have a big edge…..Smoltz would the difference maker.

  17. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    A present for Tricia…

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 30th, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Bartolo Colon?????

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 30th, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    In his one postseason start with the Leones in the Dominican Winter League, Colon gave up four runs on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Chip – that drop doesn’t concern me in the least. Every player has fluctuations up and down every year. Looking at short-term stats is fraught with peril. When I look at Soriano’s overall performance in his career I see this:

    .273 ERA
    395 Innings Pitched
    277 Hits
    422 Strikeouts

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 28th, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Gee Brian, how about a more incendiary question next time. There isn’t one? Right!

    I think the consensus around baseball is that the Red Sox retooled and are the team to beat in the American League as thing stands right now. Of course many Yankee fans take exception to that, with some focusing on Crawford’s long contract term. If there was anything that fell neatly into the “so what” category that would be it. Barring injury, it’s not something one should worry about with a 29 year old.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 28th, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Well what do you know. Theo Epstein is still not satisfied and is working to improve his team even more.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 27th, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    As much as I want Soriano to be scooped up by the Yankees, the practical realist in me says it will never, ever happen. Not as long as Soriano wants a 3-year deal for over $40 million.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    At this point in time we effectively have a three-man rotation and one of those three is a huge question mark. (He is heavily tatooed).

    It’s not reasonable to project Nova and Mitre as being able to compete in the AL East. By what means of measurement does one do so? Nova could not get out of the fifth inning.

    It’s just absurd that we are in this untenable position December 27th. To question Cashman on this, is not gratuitous bashing. It’s as legitimate a question as one could ask.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Face you presented one stat, ERA, that is cherry picking. I provided a more complete picture. The bottom line is that depending upon an unknown commodity like Nova is not the way to compete to win a world championship IMO.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    I do not dislike Ivan Nova, I think he has a good arm and a good future. What I object to is slotting him in as our number four starter; it’s not desirable, it’s no one’s first choice and there is no excuse imaginable for the Yankees being in this position.

  18. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    The Braves pitchers definitely had better careers than this Phillies group, and probably still will when it’s all said and done. But pitching in a postseason environment, I have way more confidence in Lee and Halladay over Maddux and Glavine.

    I don’t know how anyone takes Glavine over Lee the way Lee is pitching now and has for the past few years. While Lee may very well not wind up in the Hall of Fame, I would take him now over Glavine at anytime in his career. As for Maddux, his <6.5 innings per start in the postseason over so many chances leaves me underwhelmed.

  19. PittsburghYankeeFan September 14th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    To the Ghost of Lohud Past:

    Wow and well played. Very well played.

  20. Jerzz September 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    “Glavine over Lee significantly.”

    Lee has better swing and miss stuff and is a better big game pitcher

    Glavine never had an ERA or WHIP as low in any season that Lee had this year.

    It’s close. We’re talking sending a guy to the mound for 1 game here, not their careers.

  21. TheStraw September 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Cliff Lee has had two or three good years. He’s got a long way to go to be mentioned in the same class as Glavine.

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    “Trisha-

    I try not to take things too seriously especially myself. You ought to know that.

    Too bad LoHud wouldn’t give us a sorely needed “ignore” feature since people won’t do it on their own.

    Peace in the valley is what I desire most, and a good laugh to go with a good baseball discussion.”

    MTU – let me say this about that. I don’t know if you have ever had a pugnacious a-hole stalk your posts and make fun of what you say on a regular basis, but the first time I ever saw West Coast Sux Fan post on this forum, it was to poke fun in a condescending manner at something I had posted. Mind you I had never seen the whack job before. It’s also the first time I saw Vineyard Yankee Fan, and they played team tag with my posts.

    I love you dearly and know you have a very gentle nature in life. It’s that good middle of the country living. :) But it is not my nature to back down to some phony loser who shows up on a broken down steed and thinks he’s going to run the forum! Chad should have booted his ass a long time ago. You are here far more often than I. I’m sure you’ve seen the whack job loser poke fun at and deride many other regular posters on this forum. When he knows he’s pushed it, he quickly segues to baseball conversation to make it appear that he’s just here for good ole baseball conversation.

    The only reason he has been a bit less hideous than usual is because his buddy mick isn’t here to yuk it up with anymore.

    If I saw him in person I’d break his jaw. How about that for peace in the valley!

  23. Red Robin September 14th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Oh well. Rays lost. I guess there’s a reason they are mediocre this season. Shouldn’t have been pinning hopes on them much.

  24. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    TheStraw,

    Lee will never come close to Glavine in career stature. He started too late, and took until his late 20s to find his game. But now that he’s found it, he’s a much better pitcher than Glavine ever was as far as I’m concerned. I care about right now and who the Yanks could be facing. Not career Hall of Fame type stats. If that were the topic, I would have an entirely different opinion.

  25. Jerzz September 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    But we’re not talking about who had the better career. Lee only got started when he was around 30 but has been one of the top 7 or 8 pitchers in baseball in that time frame (and did most of it in the AL too).

  26. 98NYY September 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Jones looks good in batting practice along with Montero! Arod is taking balls at third

  27. LGY September 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    and is a better big game pitcher

    ——

    Based on what?

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Ghost -

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    There aren’t enough smiles!!!!!

    In fairness, Ghost, if you could find all of the posts where I questioned the Yankee rotation or gave credit to ANYTHING Suxian, I think you need to post them. You know, in the name of fairness.

  29. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Just to polish off starter 3 and 4, Smoltz is a bit better (maybe) than Hamels, but Oswalt is way better than Avery, netting those two rotation spots in total to the Phils. Once again, from 1-4, the Phils win every spot in my opinion except maybe 3, and I wouldn’t even give that one.

  30. West Coast Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    My posts made perfect sense. Thanks for making me look good!!! Unlike many I do not try to predict the future if I can help it.

    Bartolo Colon was a huge question mark. No one even expected him to make the team. Nova had huge issues last year getting past the 5th and no one anticipated this level of performance from him. Good for him and us – but to have doubts about him last year and the staff given Pettitte and Lee situation was more than reasonable.

  31. blake September 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Have to consider the era also when comparing

  32. blake September 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Lee hasn’t been so great in the WS aside from Game 1 2009

  33. joeman September 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    so explain it to me why the Yankees don’t have Alfredo Aceves….

  34. TheStraw September 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    But my original point stands–Those Braves teams were supposed to cakewalk to multiple titles. Then we heard the same thing about the Phillies. But pitching is only one part of the game, and I would take the position players of the Yankees, Boston and Texas over them easily. Also, they have gotten fat on weaker NL teams. I just don’t think it is a foregone conclusion that the Phillies are significantly better than other playoff teams.

  35. West Coast Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    joeman September 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    so explain it to me why the Yankees don’t have Alfredo Aceves….

    ************

    Cashman guessed wrong and/or the Yankee medial staff missed one.

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    “Oh well. Rays lost.”

    My television must be behind because the Rays are still playing in the game I’m watching.

  37. BX33 September 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Honestly, I think Lee/Glavine is closer than Halladay/Maddux.

    Maddux’s 92-98 was unbelievable.

  38. joeman September 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    joeman September 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    so explain it to me why the Yankees don’t have Alfredo Aceves….

    ************

    Cashman guessed wrong and/or the Yankee medial staff missed one.
    ———————————————
    yep …sure did

  39. LGY September 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Go look up what Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz did in the 96 playoffs and then come back and try to argue that the Phillies top three are much better bets in October.

  40. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    More presents…

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 27th, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Soriano, aside from giving us the best eighth inning guy in baseball would also provide the Yankees with a great insurance policy should Mariano (41 years old) get injured at any point in time over the next two years. That’s not a good bet to make, that he will be perfectly healthy for the next two seasons. You want to talk about pitching problems? Think about Joba or Robertson as your closer.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 25th, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Mike Ri – I think given the rotation right now Jeff Francis although far from ideal might be a good choice for the number five slot. IMO, the pros are he’s 30, cheap, had ok numbers considering he was pitching in Denver and he’s a ground-ball inducing lefty which is a plus in Yankee Stadium. The cons are the injury risk and that he isn’t a hard thrower with a fastball in the eighties.

    Slim pickings out there unless a trade is in the works under the radar; and I can’t believe we will go into the season with Nova and Mitre in the starting rotation.

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 23rd, 2010 at 10:42 am
    Chip. Don’t you think a General Manager should have been be far more prepared than Cashman was for those eventualities? It was always a possibility that Pettitte would retire and Lee might go elsewhere. It seems like he didn’t give it much thought and then got caught with his pants down. Sometimes studying for finals the night before isn’t the best option.

  41. blake September 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I think Halladay would have owned too with the mid 90s strike zone……

  42. yankeefeminista September 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Matt Moore debuts in relief and gets two outs.

  43. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    It’s definitely no foregone conclusion that the Phils win this year. I hope the Yanks don’t have to face them though. Because their lineup isn’t very good against great pitchers all too often.

  44. blake September 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    The braves rotation carried them to the playoffs every year for over a decade…..

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Gee Ghost, I wonder if you can find all the posts where the Sux fan from the west coast who sat in two different seats at the Yankee game, I wonder if you can find all the posts where he derided Yankee fans who didn’t bow and scrape to the “greatness” of the best team ever assembled and the team predicted to win it all this year, the beantown little league losers Sux! Because of course, that is normal behavior for a “Yankee” fan!!!

    :lol:

  46. MTU September 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Trisha-

    I’m sorry it’s that way. I know that you have had more than your fair share of troubles here.

    And you right. Country livin’ is good for ya’.

    :)

  47. West Coast Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Makes no sense to compare the 2011 Phillies to anyone in the past. Suffice it to say their rotation will be a more than formidable obstacle (understatement) to anyone looking to go through them this year. And their pen is excellent as well.

  48. jacksquat September 14th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I’ll take Lee over Glavine. Glavine was good, but he would not have been nearly as good if he actually had to the throw the ball in the strike zone.

    Maddux was a master.

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    MTU -

    ;)

    Ghost- you rock! His posts continually trashing Joba are just precious. Of course, normal behavior for a “Yankee” fan.

  50. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan December 25th, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Mike Ri – I think given the rotation right now Jeff Francis although far from ideal might be a good choice for the number five slot. IMO, the pros are he’s 30, cheap, had ok numbers considering he was pitching in Denver and he’s a ground-ball inducing lefty which is a plus in Yankee Stadium

    Jeff Francis 2011 stats: 4.88 ERA 5 Wins 16 Losses 1.43 WHIP

    Ivan Nova, the one who can’t be counted on in the rotation is 16-4 and a ROY candidate.

    David Roberston, the one who would be a nightmare as a closer has arguably been the best reliever in baseball.

    You sure have some dead on opinions, dumbass

  51. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 14th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    jacksquat,

    That could also be said for Maddux. While I don’t have a computer regurgitation of the tens of thousands of pitches he made, I can’t recall any pitcher who was given a more favorable strike zone than him based on impression alone. He was terrific and his command was better than most I’ve seen, but too many just outside the zone pitches were given to him. He certainly never blew away any hitter.

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