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.


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23 Comments on "Royals Release Pedro Feliz"


4 years 4 months ago

Great news for any fan of any team that likes baseball

Dan Mazzaro
4 years 4 months 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.

4 years 4 months ago

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

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

Pedro Infeliz!
:-(

Bust A Posey
4 years 4 months 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

vinniemiller
4 years 4 months ago

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

Gumby65
4 years 4 months ago

Today at least, Feliz is NOT happy.

rovert22044
4 years 4 months 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…

BravesRed
4 years 4 months ago

When was he ever good?

rovert22044
4 years 4 months ago

Where did I say he was good?

FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat
4 years 4 months 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.

4 years 4 months ago

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

FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat
4 years 4 months 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.

55saveslives
4 years 4 months ago

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

MiggyCabby24
4 years 4 months ago

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

jlcts2
4 years 4 months 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.

iheartyourfart
4 years 4 months ago

addition by subtraction

Ryne Scherffius
4 years 4 months ago

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

a Phillies fan

Ryne Scherffius
4 years 4 months ago

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

jk_1
4 years 3 months ago

Feliz Notsogood
Feliz Notsogood
Feliz Notsogood
Prospero año y felicidad.

Bust A Posey
4 years 4 months 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

FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat
4 years 4 months ago

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

4 years 4 months ago

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.