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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:35:21 PM

Today is April 14 and a year ago Pedro Feliciano was in Coors Field, pitching the eighth inning for the Mets in a 6-5 loss. That night, he faced Brad Hawpe, Sean Smith, Dexter Fowler and Todd Helton. It was one of 174 2/3 innings thrown during the past three regular seasons with the Mets and among the roughly 2,800 pitches thrown in game action during that span.

So why bring that it up now? It just so happens that the next time Feliciano faces an opposing hitter on a major league mound will not be until next April. That is because an MRI found a torn capsule in his left shoulder (the same injury Met ace Johan Santana is coming back from) and assuming Dr. James Andrews tells him to get it surgerically repaired, that appears to be the course of action Feliciano will take sometime next week.

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Feb 28, 2011 at 10:51:11 PM

Mark Prior has made 106 major league appearances. None have occurred since August 10, 2006 in Milwaukee and none have occurred as a relief pitcher.

If first impressions mean anything and many times they do not, perhaps Prior could finally suit up for the Yankees. If you're reached this point, you might be wondering suit up, what do you mean?

In 1998, the Yankees actually drafted Prior out of high school with the 43rd pick at the end of the first round and then he turned a significant bonus to pitch at Vanderbilt. Eventually Prior switched to USC and was part of the 2001 draft, the same first round that produced Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, David Wright and Jeremy Bonderman.

A year later, Prior was in the majors and a year after that he was wowing the North Side of Chicago, going 18-6. One