Results tagged ‘ Pedro Feliciano ’

Roundup: O-Dog (fittingly) headed to PETCO

It turns out Orlando Hudson may be team-less no more.

Hudson broke the news himself on MLB Network Radio that his next destination is San Diego, and FOXSports.com reported that the Padres and the free-agent second baseman agreed to terms on a two-year, $11.5 million contract.

Hudson — a two-time All-Star joining his fourth team in four years — will fill the role played last year by David Eckstein, who’s a free agent and said recently that the Padres have not contacted him about a return.

Here’s more from around the league …

* The Yankees, according to multiple reports, have agreed on a two-year contract with veteran reliever Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, the former Met who has led the Majors in appearances each of the last three seasons, joins Boone Logan to give the Yanks two lefties in the bullpen.

* Reigning World Series MVP Edgar Renteria was none-too-thrilled with the $1 million offer the Giants tendered him this offseason. “That offer from the Giants was a lack of respect,” Renteria told ESPNdeportes.com. “A total disrespect.” Renteria has previously stated he’d like to finish his career with the Marlins or Cardinals. 

* The Astros reached an agreement with the versatile Bill Hall to be their starting second baseman, sources told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the two sides agreed on a one-year contract worth about about $3 million and with a mutual option for 2012. 

* A couple of notable deals have been made official: The Cubs’ with Kerry Wood, and the Tigers’ with Magglio Ordonez.   

– Alden Gonzalez  

Yanks reportedly bring in LHP Feliciano

NEW YORK — The Yankees have agreed to terms with Pedro Feliciano on a two-year, $8 million deal that includes a third-year option, Jon Heyman of SI.com and MLB Network reported via Twitter on Friday.

His agent could not be reached for comment by MLB.com.
 
The 34-year-old, who has spent his entire eight-year career with the Mets, has led the league in appearances each of the last three years, pitching in a total of 266 games and putting up a 3.44 ERA in that span. For his career, he has limited opposing lefty hitters to a .214 batting average.

– Alden Gonzalez 

Joba is not a starting pitching option for Yankees

NEW YORK — There you have it. You can put that to rest now. Joba Chamberlain will not be returning as a starting pitcher for the Yankees, even though the club has serious questions after the first two spots in its rotation.

“No, Joba’s in the ‘pen,” general manager Brian Cashman assured Thursday.

That day, the Yankees announced the signing of Russell Martin as their new starting catcher, which gives them the flexibility to perhaps use highly rated prospect Jesus Montero as a trade chip to acquire pitching help — something the Yankees’ skipper believes his club needs.

“We need to add another guy to our rotation,” manager Joe Girardi said, “there’s no doubt about it.”

Meanwhile, the Yankees have been linked to a few relievers recently. ESPNNewYork.com reported that they’re making “a little progress” with lefty Pedro Feliciano, and Rafael Soriano’s name has come up a lot (though it seems like a long shot because of his asking price). Jon Heyman of SI.com and MLB Network wrote that the Yankees’ search for lefty relief could also turn them to Brian Fuentes and Arthur Rhodes.

– Alden Gonzalez   

Roundup: Yanks stake their claim on Jeter

On the day the Yankees signed Larry Rothschild to a three-year contract
to be their new pitching coach, New York reportedly reached out to its
shortstop. The Yankees, SI.com reported on Friday afternoon, are about
to offer Derek Jeter a three-year contract worth $45 million.
That may not be enough, though, as several outlets have stated that “The
Captain” seeks a four- or five-year deal.

Here’s more from around the league …

* New Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is a popular man these
days, considering he recently said his club would listen
in on offers
for young star Justin Upton. According to The New York
Post, at least half the league — not including the Yankees — have shown
interest in the outfielder, and five clubs have wanted to move negotiations
forward. The Blue Jays, Mariners, Marlins, Rays, Orioles, Red Sox and Rays have
all been linked to Upton recently.

* The Yankees would like another left-hander in their bullpen besides Boone
Logan
, so they are showing interest in free agent J.C. Romero,
according to FOXSports.com. New York has also been linked to Pedro Feliciano

* The Indians might have re-gained a stud outfielder without having to spend an
extra penny. Shin-Soo Choo has probably avoided
required military service
after leading his South Korea club to the gold
medal.

* In need of a shortstop, the Orioles are expected to bid on Japanese infielder
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, according to a Sports Hochi report relayed by NPB
Tracker. The Mariners, Padres, Dodgers and Cardinals have also been linked to
the 26-year-old switch-hitter, who batted .346 with 22 steals last year.

* Veteran designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero is talking to the Rangers and three other American League teams, according to SI.com.   

– Alden Gonzalez  

Yankees intrigued by Romero

Derek Jeter’s contract may be stealing all the headlines right now, but a left-handed reliever is also on the list of Brian Cashman’s objectives this winter. J.C. Romero has surfaced among the names on that front, according to FOX Sports.

Cashman said after the season that a lefty out of the bullpen would be a target, now that the Yankees expect Damaso Marte to miss most or all of 2011 following surgery. Boone Logan served as the Yankees’ lone lefty reliever for most of this year.
In addition to the 34-year-old Romero, the Yankees have also been linked to Pedro Feliciano and Scott Downs. New York engaged the Blue Jays about a trade for Downs during the season.
– Bryan Hoch 

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

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