Longtime Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano has been with the Amazin’s for the majority of his major-league career, only taking a two-year, $8 million hiatus from Flushing courtesy of the New York Yankees. Even so, he’s never thrown a major league pitch for any other team but the Mets.
Perpetual Pedro is back in orange and blue once again this season, a theme the 37-year old Puerto Rico-native looks to continue for the reminder of his career.
“Hopefully,” said Feliciano when asked I asked him if he will return to the Mets in 2014. “Hopefully I can retire from here.”
Prior to this season, Feliciano last appeared in the majors with the Amazin’s back in 2010 when he broke his own franchise record for appearances in a season for the third straight year with 92. In 20 games this year, Feliciano is 0-2 with a 4.82 ERA.
Seeing his velocity dip into the low 80′s is not something Feliciano or the Mets hoped for, however he says he has made adjustments to counter the loss in miles per hour.