Phillies Have Interest In Nelson Figueroa

The Phillies have interest in Nelson Figueroa of the Mets, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. The 35-year-old righty is out of options, and has been outrighted before, so he can choose to become a free agent instead of reporting to the minor leagues if he clears waivers. Figueroa, whose waivers expire Wednesday, pitched for the Phillies in 2001.

The Mets cut Figueroa, but the Phillies could use pitching depth now that Joe Blanton, J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge are on the disabled list. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported last week that the Phillies were interested in adding pitching. In 70.1 innings last year, Figueroa posted a 4.09 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 for the Mets. 


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7 Comments on "Phillies Have Interest In Nelson Figueroa"


MitchNYM
5 years 4 months ago

As much as I like Figgy, I think his time with the Mets had to end eventually. For some reason I can see him signing on with Philly and just crushing us.

East Coast Bias
5 years 4 months ago

I’m just here to hold this first post spot for SPANdemonium. heh

icedrake523
5 years 4 months ago

They were kicking the tires on Tim Redding. Now are interested in Figueroa? What Met castoff is next?

redsandyanksfan
5 years 4 months ago

Dont forget they have interest in Pedro to but he’s a better pitcher than both redding and Figgy

icedrake523
5 years 4 months ago

I think he tore his rotator cuff throwing out that first pitch last night.

Ferrariman
5 years 4 months ago

tom glavine!

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

I hope he throws a perfect game against us if he goes to the Phillies.