Pedro Feliciano has a capsular tear in his left shoulder and may require significant surgery, Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed to reporters. There's a strong possibility that the Yankees' $8MM free agent signing won't throw a pitch for them in 2011. Cashman says he'll look for another left-handed reliever, but according to Jack Curry of the YES Network, the GM's expectations are low (all Twitter links).
"Yeah, I'll look," Cashman told Curry. "But I'm not going to find [a quality left-hander] too easily."
The Yankees would like to have a second left-hander out of the bullpen to go along with southpaw Boone Logan, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch (on Twitter). The Blue Jays expect to trade lefty David Purcey, but he doesn't seem like a fit since the Yankees and Blue Jays play in the same division and Purcey handles right-handers better than left-handers.