Next season Pedro Feliciano will be making the short trip to the Yankees from the New York Mets. The 34-year-old lefty relief pitcher will join what is already a star-studded pitching staff.
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Yankees will finalize the contract today that would bring Feliciano to the Yankees for two years with a contract worth $8 million and an option for the 2013 season if the Yankees choose to keep the left-hander.
Here is what Pedro Feliciano will contribute to the Yankees this season.
Feliciano has a good ERA for a relief man over his career. Through his career he has a 3.31 ERA and can really bring some great stuff to the mound.
He is a great middle reliever and should help the Yankees in that department.
Feliciano can really strike a guy out. In 2010 he had 56 strikeouts. Although this number may not seem high, he gets done what needs to be done.
His ability to throw strong pitches as a lefty separates him from others.
He is great about not allowing too many hits. He only averages about 1.5 hits per inning, which is great for a relief pitcher.
He will allow the Yankees some insurance in knowing that he will be able to hold a game if they need him to.
This past season, he only gave up one home run, which is impressive for appearing in 92 games. This will be beneficial for the Yankees, as they can count on him not giving up the big play.
Feliciano brings great experience to the Yankees team. He has been in the big leagues since 2002 and knows how to manage a game. This is a great asset to the Yankees.