Lefty Pedro Feliciano will not participate in baseball activities for about two weeks while doctors monitor a heart condition discovered in his spring physical.

“The doctors have asked that he be monitored over the next couple of weeks,” GM Sandy Alderson said Sunday. “Until that time, we won’t really have a diagnosis.”
Feliciano said Saturday that the doctors had discovered a small hole outside his heart; Alderson clarified Sunday that no hole had been discovered in the heart.
“With respect to his comment that he has a hole in his heart, I don’t think that’s clear at this point,” the GM said. “I think that what we need to do is wait over the next couple of weeks, until there’s a final diagnosis. At this point we don’t have a diagnosis, per se. And so it’s a little preliminary.”

Feliciano, the longtime Met who signed with the Yankees after the 2010 season but never pitched after having shoulder surgery, was disappointed by this setback.
“I never feel dizzy or nothing; it’s surprising for me,” he said. “I was ready, man. I was happy to pitch on Friday, and now that I’m down it’s hard.
“They don’t know yet. Who knows? I just want to pitch, man.”


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