Yanks interested in LHP Feliciano
In need of another left-hander in the bullpen, the Yankees are reportedly interested in veteran southpaw Pedro Feliciano, according to the Twitter account of Newsday’s Kevin Davidoff.
Feliciano has led the National League in appearances each of the last three seasons, compiling a 3.44 ERA, a 1.414 WHIP and a 2.23 strikeout-to-walk ratio. For his eight-year career — spent entirely with the Mets — the 34-year-old has limited opposing lefty hitters to .214 batting average (compared to .283 for right-handed hitters).
Quality lefty relievers don’t come cheap in the free-agent market, and the Marlins, Mets, Astros, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Royals, Twins and Phillies are all teams that went into the offseason looking for lefty-reliever help.
With Damaso Marte being unavailable since the beginning of July, the Yankees really only only had Boone Logan as a left-handed option in the bullpen last year.
– Alden Gonzalez