The Yankees had been calling Pedro Feliciano‘s injury a triceps injury or a sore muscle behind his shoulder, but now have upgraded the injury to a strained left rotator cuff, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger, which is obviously a much bigger deal.
That would answer the question as to why he hasn’t gotten better and why the Yankees are expecting to miss him for at least the next three weeks. General manger Brian Cashman insists that nothing has changed in regards to when they expect him back, but rotator cuff injuries don’t just go away and typically end up being worse than generally expected.
With this new information, the Yankees should consider themselves lucky if Feliciano only misses April. They bought the most abused pitcher over the past three years and tried to sell us on his durability. Turns out Feliciano is as durable as my old 1994 Chevy Lumina with 150,000 miles was (blown gasket).