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.
Great news for any fan of any team that likes baseball
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.
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
It’s amazing that he didn’t get more than 429 PA’s last year given that amazing slash line…
Today at least, Feliz is NOT happy.
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…
When was he ever good?
Where did I say he was good?
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.
Lol @ the thought of the Marlins taking on 16 million a year. That’s like 40% of their payroll.
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.
He earned about 25 mill in his career! I’d take that!
He had a couple of decent years with Philly didn’t he?
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.
addition by subtraction
Pedro has always been my favorite! he will go to the marlins and be the pedro he always has beens!
a Phillies fan
pedro is my favorite and always has been. he is just in a slump he will over come it soon.
Prospero año y felicidad.