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New York Yankees News and Notes: Feliciano, Montero and Free Tickets

There's that wild "June Tex" caught on camera. Oh, and the guy that has a stride that doesn't work!
There's that wild "June Tex" caught on camera. Oh, and the guy that has a stride that doesn't work!

Good morning, Pinstripe Alley!

Not a heck of a lot of news this morning... but here goes nothing!

This was mentioned last night, but it's definitely worth posting here again. The following is from Mark Feinsand's twitter late last night -

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that an MRI revealed a "damaged shoulder" for Pedro Feliciano.
The Yankees haven't given any more details to this point, but surgery seems likely. It's a significant blow to the team's bullpen, especially with Boone Logan struggling. Feliciano was signed to a two-year, $8 million deal over the offseason and has yet to make an appearance for the Bronx Bombers.

Let's be real here for a second... I think Brian Cashman made a great point when he called out Met management for "abusing" Feliciano. He's pitched 299.2 innings over the past five years. He's essentially averaged 60 IP for the past five seasons. He's also averaged pitching in 81.6 games. Yes, that's more than half the games per season. FOR FIVE YEARS. You put it together. I'm not happy with this. More after the jump.

According to this report, Brian Cashman will use Jesus Montero, inevitably, as trade bait. Right now, I'm not sure if I disagree. Although it's still early, Phil Hughes has low velocity and has been teed off on. We've yet to see who this mysterious Freddy Garcia is as well. Possible starters that Cashman will be watching are Chris Carpenter, Jered Weaver and Felix Hernandez. What do you guys think?

Interesting press release by the New York Yankees last night -

NEW YORK (April 13) -- Recognizing today's inclement weather conditions, the New York Yankees announced that they are rewarding all fans with tickets for tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a free ticket offer.

Fans can exchange the ticket for another game seat in the grandstand or terrace level. What's most interesting is that even the fans who didn't attend the game, yet have a ticket, are able to exchange (even though baseball was played). I don't remember any other instances like this in the past... but I could be wrong.

Come back later for Kuri's analysis of Derek Jeter's slow start! Have a great day, ladies and gents!