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More bad news for Feliciano

Relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano, new to the Yankees

Relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano, new to the Yankees this season, throws during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa. (Feb. 14, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Pedro Feliciano had not tried to play catch in a while, doing so this afternoon for the first time since March 27.

It did not go the way he, or the Yankees, wanted.

“It’s not really pain, it’s just like a pinch when I throw,” Feliciano said of the injury, which is located in his teres minor, a muscle in the rotator cuff. “No pain at all.”

That doesn't sound dire but it is also pretty much the same report he gave Joe Girardi the last time he threw, meaning there's been little to no improvement. Feliciano will have another MRI Wednesday. 

“It’s a concern because we were hoping after these two weeks we’d be able to take the next step and then the next step and we’re just not there yet,” Girardi said. “We’ll do an MRI tomorrow and maybe get a better timetable.”

*** Girardi said RHP Luis Ayala will be headed to the disabled list with the manager said was a “strained lat muscle.”

Ayala reported the issue after his most recent outing, Saturday in Boston when he pitched two scoreless innings. Girardi did not give a corresponding roster move, which should be announced Wednesday.

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