Phillies Designate Nelson Figueroa For Assignment

The Phillies designated reliever Nelson Figueroa for assignment, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News (via Twitter). The club also activated Chad Durbin and Antonio Bastardo and subsequently optioned Bastardo to Triple A.

The Phils claimed Figueroa off of waivers from the Mets back in April and the right-hander has since posted a 3.46 ERA in 26 innings of work, allowing 20 hits and nine walks, while striking out 15. Those numbers are solid, but MLB teams let Figueroa to clear waivers six weeks ago, so chances are it'll happen again.

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11 Comments on "Phillies Designate Nelson Figueroa For Assignment"

5 years 19 days ago

HAlos? not…horrible, no? Numbers are..ok?

5 years 19 days ago

Dang, Figgy. Should have head over to Japan when you had the chance to.

5 years 19 days ago

He has pitched well recently. Baez who rarely pitches (for obvious reasons) needs to go. Another bad signing by RAJ….they both need to go.

5 years 19 days ago

Joan Baez is terrible. I’d rather keep Figgy over him.

5 years 19 days ago

How soon until he starts ripping the Phillies?

5 years 19 days ago

Waivers is the natural habitat of Nelson Figueroa.

5 years 19 days ago

I have a hunch that Figgy might not clear waivers this time around as teams are scurrying for pen help. Very serviceable reliever.

5 years 19 days ago

I predict Boston picks him up

5 years 19 days ago

now the bullpen is 100% healthy which is a real good thing. Durbin and Madson are arguably their 2 best arms, and they are both back now. Now they just have to find a closer… easier said than done.

5 years 19 days ago

In related news, Danys Baez was seen laughing his ass off and lighting a celebratory cigar.

5 years 15 days ago

Great, take the one guy who’s been consistently reliable and put him on waivers so that Lidge can continue to give up home runs, Romero can continue to wildly fling baseballs somewhere within 20 feet of the plate, and Baez can continue to suck. I don’t know what Figueroa’s peripherals look like, but I do know that he, unlike anyone still in that bullpen, can be counted on to get outs. I guess the Phillies will be enjoying their first third place finish since 2003.