Mets Blog reports Monday that the Mets have signed Pedro Feliciano to a minor league contract.
The 36-year-old Feliciano pitched for the Mets from 2002-2010 (excluding 2005 when he was in Japan). When he came back from the Far East he was one of the most durable relievers in the game, leading the league in appearances the last three seasons, pitching in 86, 88 and 92 games, respectively. By the way, those 92 games are tied for fourth most in a single season in baseball history.
He signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Yankees following the 2010 season but he got injured in Spring Training and never threw a pitch for the Bombers. Yankees GM Brian Cashman famously accused the Mets of “abusing” Feliciano. He never explained why he would sign an “abused” pitcher in the first place.
In any case, after taking the Yankees millions, Pedro Feliciano is back, and hopes to make the Mets again out of Spring Training.