Left-hander Pedro Feliciano may not be ready for the March 31 opener against the Tigers and could begin the season on the disabled list. Feliciano still feels discomfort behind his left shoulder and is scheduled to try playing catch again on Sunday.
Surprise, surprise. One of the most abused pitchers in baseball over the past few years might not be ready to start the season. Feliciano is clearly one of the top left handed relievers in baseball, but the Mets certainly were not afraid to use him as he’s led the league in games pitched for three years. He was even used in six consecutive games at one point last season and five consecutive games numerous other times.
This doesn’t seem very serious though and he may be ready to come back even if he does spend a bit of time on the DL. The concern here is that this is a sign of things to come. I’ve said it so many times that it has become a cliche, but shoulder injuries are nasty things for pitchers.