Astros Avoid Arbitration With Nelson Figueroa

The Astros announced that they avoided arbitration with Nelson Figueroa, signing the 36-year-old righty to a one-year deal worth $900K plus incentives. He posted a 3.22 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 67 innings as a swingman last year.

After avoiding arbitration with Humberto Quintero yesterday, the Astros now have six remaining arbitration eligible players:  Hunter PenceMichael BournMatt LindstromJeff KeppingerWandy Rodriguez, and Clint Barmes


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