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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7 Comments on "Astros Avoid Arbitration With Nelson Figueroa"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Good. Glad for Figgy. Never gets credit for what he does. He’s a great guy and a good pitcher.

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

The credit he gets for what he does is why he’s doing a tour of the NL. It would also help if he would refrain from throwing his various teams under the bus.

Great feel-good story for New Yorkers, though…unless he happens to be on your team.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

But he was on our team Innie and he wasn’t THAT bad

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

But he forgot one essential thing: Never throw the team you’re playing on under the bus. Leave that to the professionals – the FANS!! 😀

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

You and I

davengmusic
4 years 9 months ago

much better contract for a 5/long guy than the brian moehler contract from last year. buys some time for jordan lyles.

Bill Spiers Is My Hero
4 years 9 months ago

If the Astros are lucky, this deal will be viewed as a waste by the end of the year. Meaning, if Lyles can do what he’s supposed to do, then Nelson won’t really be needed.