Pedro Feliciano has 'hole' in heart

February, 23, 2013
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Adam Rubin
Pedro Feliciano throws batting practice Tuesday at Mets camp, before being dispatched to New York for heart testing.


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pedro Feliciano has been diagnosed with a small "hole" in the exterior of his heart, the southpaw said Saturday morning upon returning to camp.

Feliciano said he feels fine, the issue is not life-threatening and surgery was not brought up as an option.

He was unsure if he would immediately be cleared to resume baseball activities, saying he needed to first speak with trainer Ray Ramirez and a cardiac specialist.

"I haven't seen Ray yet," Feliciano said. "... Hopefully I can do everything like normal."

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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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