Nelson Figueroa Clears Waivers

THURSDAY: Figueroa cleared waivers and accepted a Triple A assignment, according to's Todd Zolecki (via Twitter).

MONDAY: The Phillies designated pitcher Nelson Figueroa for assignment to make room for Brad Lidge, reports's Todd ZoleckiMatt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Figueroa isn't sure whether he'll accept a minor league assignment if he clears waivers.  Figueroa, 36, was claimed off waivers from the Mets on April 7th and tallied nine games for the Phils.

Last year for the Mets Figueroa compiled a 4.09 ERA, 7.5 K/9, and 3.1 BB/9 in 70.3 innings.  Figueroa has spent most of his second career Phillies stint in the bullpen, and the strikeouts disappeared.

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3 Comments on "Nelson Figueroa Clears Waivers"

Infield Fly
5 years 2 months ago

Ey Nelson, for all the smack you talked about the Mets not appreciating you, now it doesn’t look like the Phillies do either. Hint: maybe it’s you.

5 years 2 months ago

Evan Englebrook AND Nelson Figueora posts in same day.

It’s only downhill from here.

5 years 2 months ago

How soon until he whines about the Phillies not giving him a fair shot?