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Left-hander Pedro Feliciano is headed back across town to the New York Mets, agreeing to a minor league contract.

The 36-year-old veteran will get a chance to make the Mets' roster in spring training.

After pitching for the Mets from 2002-04 and 2006-10, Feliciano signed a two-year, $8 million free agent deal with the Yankees. He never threw a pitch in the majors for the Yankees, though, as an ailing shoulder kept him sidelined.

Feliciano tried unsuccessfully to rehab the shoulder throughout the 2011 season, then finally underwent rotator cuff surgery that September. He made 10 minor league appearances in the Yankees' farm system in 2012.

In each of his last three seasons with the Mets, 2008-10, he led the league in pitching appearances, averaging more than 88 games per year. He posted a combined 3.44 ERA in those years.

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