The Mets have announced that Shaun Marcum has been released.
It was already known that Marcum had thrown his last pitch for the Mets after surgery to treat neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome in his right throwing shoulder last week.
*** The important thing here for the Mets is that this now opens up a 40 Man Roster spot for the team and gives them some flexibility for future moves.
In other news, Pedro Feliciano has been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas, after a successful stint with the Binghamton Mets as he continues to make solid progress toward a return to the majors.
Here is what our John Bernhardt had to say about Feliciano during his most recent game at Binghamton:
It’s almost unfair. To watch Pedro Feliciano work a pitchers mound against young Double-A batters is to watch a master craftsman applying his craft to a gaggle of apprentices. Feliciano defines what it means to pitch, not to throw a baseball.
The former workhorse of the major league Mets, the 36-year old lefthanded...