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Pedro Feliz | Third Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres signed INF Pedro Feliz to a minor league contract.
Feliz turned 36 years old in April and hit just .218 with a .533 OPS over 429 plate appearances last season. He's unlikely to climb to the majors with San Diego. Wed, Aug 10, 2011 05:17:00 PM

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Pedro Feliz has signed with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.

Feliz, 36, failed to make the Royals out of spring training and batted just .218/.240/.293 with four home runs, 31 RBI and a .533 OPS over 429 plate appearances between the Astros and Cardinals last season. The veteran infielder could eventually latch on with a major league team, but that he had to sign with the Riversharks speaks volumes about his rapidly declining skill set.
Fri, May 13, 2011 06:45:00 PM

Royals released INF Pedro Feliz.

Feliz asked for and was granted his release on Sunday so that he might latch on with another organization before the start of the regular season. He's never been much of a hitter, but his defense is good and a couple of clubs need corner infield help.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 08:44:00 AM

The Marlins aren't considering adding Pedro Feliz if he opts out of his minor league deal with the Royals on Monday.

They also have no interest in picking up either Josh Fields or Andy Marte from the Pirates, according to the Sun Sentinel's Juan C Rodriguez. It looks like Donnie Murphy will be the man at third base initially for Florida.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 06:17:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com writes that Pedro Feliz is one outside option the Marlins may consider for third base.

Matt Dominguez is batting just .190 (8-for-42) this spring, which has forced the Marlins to consider the alternatives. However, according to Rosenthal, the Marlins are not sure Feliz is an upgrade. After batting just .218 with five homers and 40 RBI last season, the 35-year-old is batting .105 (2-for-19) in Royals' camp. Internal candidates for third include Donnie Murphy, Wes Helms, Emilio Bonifacio and Greg Dobbs. Needless to say, it's a situation fantasy owners can safely ignore.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 08:42:00 AM

Pedro Feliz's contract with the Royals contains an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster.

He'll make $800,000 if he makes the big league club and can choose to earn $75,000 if he accepts an assignment to Triple-A. He's in a good spot in Kansas City with a chance to compete for the third base job. Feliz simply isn't a good player, though, and even his once-heralded defense slipped last season. Even if he does make the team, prospect Mike Moustakas is likely to take over at some point during the first half.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 02:40:00 PM

Royals GM Dayton Moore said Thursday that Pedro Feliz will "get an opportunity to compete" for time at third base this season.

"He’s a veteran guy who gives us some depth," Moore said. "Historically, he’s a very good defender, a quality makeup guy." Some of that may be true, but Feliz will be an afterthought once the Royals turn to top third base prospect Mike Moustakas a handful of weeks into the regular season. The 35-year-old Feliz batted just .218/.240/.293 last season for the Astros and Cardinals. Wilson Betemit should start at the hot corner on Opening Day.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 09:27:00 AM

Royals signed 3B Pedro Feliz to a minor league contract.

Why are we not surprised by this? Feliz, who turns 36 in April, will have the opportunity to earn an $800,000 base salary if he makes the team and could make an additional $200,000 with incentives. The veteran third baseman just .218/.240/.293 with five home runs and 40 RBI with the Astros and Cardinals last season. His defense also took a nosedive, according to Ultimate Zone Rating. Needless to say, he can safely be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Feb 3, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Pedro Feliz went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Feliz is 4-for-8 since joining the Cardinals via trade earlier this week. He's also provided the Birds with a steady glove and arm at the third base position. Hey, maybe this will all work out for St. Louis.
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 09:59:00 PM

Cardinals acquired 3B Pedro Feliz and cash considerations from the Astros for RHP David Carpenter.

Get psyched? We know that Tony La Russa loves his veterans, but Feliz was batting just .221/.243/.311 with four home runs and 31 RBI with the Astros this season. The Cardinals probably aren't paying him much, so his addition probably won't hurt. He simply gives the Cardinals another option at the hot corner with David Freese done for the year and Felipe Lopez struggling.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 01:09:00 PM

Astros manager Brad Mills said that Chris Johnson will get the bulk of the playing time over Pedro Feliz moving forward.

"He understood (the decision)," said Mills. "He was disappointed, as we knew he would be, but at the same time he understands the situation." Feliz was signed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract over the winter, however he is batting just .220/.245/.295 with two homers and 20 RBI. He also leads the club with nine errors. Chris Johnson is worth an investment in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 08:47:00 AM

Pedro Feliz went 0-for-4 and committed his ninth error of the season Thursday against the Royals.

It's incredible that the Astros have stuck with Feliz this long, particularly in light of the fact that Chris Johnson is hitting .321/.353/.571 in Triple-A. At .224/.246/.301 in 219 reeking at-bats, Feliz has been one of the game's worst hitters, and his defense just isn't what it used to be.
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 12:47:00 AM

Astros manager Brad Mills said that he plans to give Pedro Feliz a few starts at first base while Lance Berkman is on the disabled list.

The club plans to start Feliz at first base against left-handed pitching, as a way to get rookie Chris Johnson some at-bats at third base. "He's played there quite a few times, of course, with San Francisco over the past few years," said Mills. "He was very receptive to going over there and worked out at first base for a few days last week when we were on the road. He worked out over there, did some drills with us two days ago at first base. We'll play him a few innings there today and go from there." It won't do anything for Feliz's fantasy value -- or lack thereof -- but showing some flexibility on the diamond could make him more appealing after his current contract expires.
Source: MLB.com
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 02:00:00 PM

Pedro Feliz will start at first base during Thursday's game against the Tigers.

Meanwhile, prospect Chris Johnson will start at third base. It's one possible arrangement while Lance Berkman is on the disabled list. Feliz has made 101 appearances at first base during his major league career, though he hasn't played there regularly since 2004 with the Giants.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 08:57:00 AM

Pedro Feliz hit his third homer Saturday off James Shields as the Astros and Rays played to a 4-4 tie in 10 innings.

Chris Johnson has had a big spring, but Feliz hasn't left the door open for the prospect. He's hit .349/.404/.605 in 43 at-bats.
Sat, Mar 27, 2010 06:07:00 PM

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