Today the presses are hot with news about Pedro Feliz, but it was Leslie Gudel who posted the news first. The third baseman is still recovering from back surgery, and says he still hasn’t swung a bat though he “feels [sic] pretty good.”
Charlie Manuel, however, is looking ahead and wondering if Feliz can be ready for Opening Night:
“It’s gonna be close, we’ll see what our trainers say. We’ll gradually work him in and see where he’s at in a couple of weeks.”
If Feliz doesn’t get Opening Night duties expect a platoon of sorts between Greg Dobbs and potentially one of the infielders seeking a spot on the 25-man roster. Feliz probably wouldn’t be slotted onto the 25-day DL, but then again, nobody is exactly sure what might happen yet.