Looks like the Yankees are beefing up their bullpen to combat the Red Sox’ left-heavy lineup.
The Yanks signed left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano on Monday, finalizing a two-year, $8 million contract. The deal also includes a $4.5 million club option for 2013, the Associated Press reports.
Feliciano joins Boone Logan as one of the few lefties in the Yankees’ bullpen looking to take on the daunting set of lefty hitters boasted by the Red Sox, which includes Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and Jacoby Ellsbury.
The veteran reliever isn’t traveling far in his move to the Yankees, as he has spent the last eight seasons with the New York Mets. Feliciano posted a 3-6 record with a 3.30 ERA in a career-high 92 appearances last season. In his career, Feliciano holds a 3.31 overall ERA and has held left-handed hitters to a .214 batting average.