Royals Release Pedro Feliz

9:32pm: Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun Sentinel hears from a source that Feliz to the Marlins "probably won't happen" despite his sudden availability (Twitter link).

8:59pm: The Royals have granted Pedro Feliz his release according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star (on Twitter). The veteran third baseman could have opted out of his contract tomorrow if he didn't make the club.

Feliz, 36 next month, hit .167/.286/.375 in 24 at-bats this spring after hitting just .218/.240/.293 in 429 plate appearances for the Astros and Cardinals last season. It's been speculated that he could be a fit for the Marlins now that top prospect Matt Dominguez will begin the season in the minors, but we've heard that they're not sure Feliz represents an upgrade over their internal options.

23 Responses to Royals Release Pedro Feliz Leave a Reply

  1. Great news for any fan of any team that likes baseball

    • Dan Mazzaro 4 years ago

      Can someone explain to me why nobody likes this guy? I remember he used to play for the Giants and he had respectable numbers.

      • Career OBP of .288, he has been okay defensively but he has NEVER had respectable offensive numbers.

  2. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    Pedro Infeliz!

  3. Busta Posey 4 years ago

    Wow… You know your done when the royals don’t want you. His last Chance is to be a defensive replacement because he can’t hit. The only problem is no teams need a defensive replacement at 3rd. By pedro if only you could hit.
    By sf giant fan

  4. vinniemiller 4 years ago

    It’s amazing that he didn’t get more than 429 PA’s last year given that amazing slash line…

  5. Gumby65 4 years ago

    Today at least, Feliz is NOT happy.

  6. rovert22044 4 years ago

    It seems these teams don’t understand this guy is terrible… When the Astros signed him, I was real excited for the “RBI’s, Double’s, and Stellar Defense!” Giant’s fans told us. We got none of that…

    I believe he will retire. He just isn’t good enough anymore…

  7. FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat 4 years ago

    What does it say about the Marlins’ internal options that they are even debating whether Pedro Feliz might represent an upgrade? Commence the Michael Young negotiations.

  8. Lol @ the thought of the Marlins taking on 16 million a year. That’s like 40% of their payroll.

    • FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat 4 years ago

      The Rangers would definitely have to kick in at least half the salary to make it happen. But they’ve said recently they’d be willing to do that and the Marlins have plenty of the type of good-but-not-elite pitching prospects the Rangers would probably be looking for in return. I was really just saying that if Dominguez was Plan A, and their internal candidates were Plan B, and Pedro Feliz was being discussed as Plan C, it’s time to start working on Plan D … whatever that might be.

  9. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    He earned about 25 mill in his career! I’d take that!

  10. MiggyCabby24 4 years ago

    He had a couple of decent years with Philly didn’t he?

  11. jlcts2 4 years ago

    His OPS+ here in philly was 81 and 82 (2008/9). He could hit a dinger every now and then but his biggest upside was his arm. Frozen rope on the money what seemed like every time.

    Pedro did go 6/18 in the ’08 WS fwiw.

  12. iheartyourfart 4 years ago

    addition by subtraction

  13. Ryne Scherffius 4 years ago

    Pedro has always been my favorite! he will go to the marlins and be the pedro he always has beens!

    a Phillies fan

  14. Ryne Scherffius 4 years ago

    pedro is my favorite and always has been. he is just in a slump he will over come it soon.

  15. jk_1 4 years ago

    Feliz Notsogood
    Feliz Notsogood
    Feliz Notsogood
    Prospero año y felicidad.

  16. Busta Posey 4 years ago

    He was good at third with the giants but we were always waiting for him to hit. I do wish him luck he seems like a good guy

  17. FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat 4 years ago

    I don’t know, he hasn’t delivered in years.

  18. Yeah, he was a decent player with a Phillies, more because of his glove than his bat. Obviously not more than a marginal starter/good bench player, but still, decent.

    He was awful with the Astros and Cardinals last year though. Simply awful. Worst everyday regular in baseball awful.

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