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Pedro Feliciano will not make the Mets' Opening Day roster

Perpetual Pedro has been told he won't make the Mets' Opening Day roster.


The Mets have told left-handed relief pitcher and longtime former Met Pedro Feliciano that he will not make the team's Opening Day roster. The team has asked him to play in Las Vegas for a month to work things out, but he's undecided on the matter. The Mets' concern was Feliciano's fastball velocity, which wasn't very high in Grapefruit League play.

Feliciano was with the Mets from 2002 through 2010, his 2005 season playing in Japan notwithstanding, and became a fixture in the Mets' bullpen over his last three seasons in Queens. He made 266 appearances between 2008 and 2010, leading Major League Baseball in appearances each season.

The Yankees signed Feliciano to a lucrative two-year deal following the 2010 season, but he never appeared in a game for them after undergoing shoulder surgery early in the 2011 season. He never made it back to the Yankees after that, and even his comeback bid with the Mets was a question mark at the beginning of spring training.