Pedro Feliciano said last week that he was leaning toward surgery on a torn shoulder capsule, but after meeting with Dr. James Andrews the Yankees reliever has decided to delay a decision for at least six weeks.
Dr. Andrews advised against going under the knife, instead recommending a strength and conditioning program for the injured shoulder, but season-ending surgery remains a possibility and he’s a long shot to contribute anything to the Yankees this season either way.
General manager Brian Cashman previously criticized the Mets for “abusing” Feliciano with heavy workloads, but the shoulder injury was suffered during spring training.
Bill Nye — yeah, “the science guy” — has a new show on Netflix called Bill Nye Saves the World. His show ties science to other areas such as politics, pop culture, and sports. Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was invited to appear as a guest.
Nye talked a bit about Pence and marveled at the dedication players must have to stay competitive in the sport. Nye called Pence “a cool guy” and “charming,” which is not surprising.
Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start against the Dodgers after four-plus innings due to tightness in his right forearm, the team announced. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. Needless to say, though, a forearm injury is very concerning. In his four innings, Miller gave up three runs on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts, raising his ERA to 4.09.
Miller, 26, has had a nightmare of a time since joining the Diamondbacks in December 2015. Last year, he made 20 starts and posted a 6.15 ERA. He suffered a finger injury suffered from scraping his hand on the pitcher’s mound with his follow-through, and he was also demoted to Triple-A during the summer as well.