The Mets’ equipment manager will have to deal with two Feliciano uniforms Tuesday as outfielder Jesus will join Pedro on the roster. Jesus could see his first major league action against the visiting Padres, but it’s doubtful he’ll start.
Although I’ve seen no offiicial announcement, it’s likely Omir Santos will be sent back down to open up a roster spot. Santos was called up for catching insurance while Henry Blanco was hurting, but it looks like Blanco is feeling better.
Feliciano is ultimately taking the roster spot of Gary Matthews Jr., who was released last week. At age 31, Feliciano isn’t the oldest rookie on the team. That designation would go to Hisanori Takahashi, I believe.
Feliciano is sporting a .385 batting average in the International League. It’s a shame he’ll be resigned to pinch-hitting duty, but hopefully he can be as productive as Chris Carter has been and not like Matthews Jr. Otherwise, it’ll be a waste of time when he could be in the minors getting more at-bats.