Adam Rubin is reporting via Twitter, that outfielder Jesus Feliciano is returning to the Mets on a minor league deal. He has been a free agent since the Mets removed cleared him through waivers earlier this off-season, so he is not on the 40-man roster.
It’s a little curious of a move, which is probably why it happened so late. The AAA outfield in Buffalo will probably have Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Fernando Martinez getting a bulk of the playing time, since they are all top prospects, so it wouldn’t seem like there’d be a lot of at bats available for Feliciano. Duda will split time at first base, and Martinez is injury prone, but the Bisons are also likely to have Jason Pridie on the roster, as well as Russ Adams, who could see a lot of his playing time coming in the outfield. Still, despite being light on tools, Feliciano knows how to put the ball in play, so eventually he should get regular at bats and be a positive force on the Buffalo roster.