Pirates Sign Nelson Figueroa

The Pirates signed right-hander Nelson Figueroa and assigned him to Triple-A, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (on Twitter). The Astros had released Figueroa Friday, soon after he returned from the disabled list.

Figueroa started the season in Houston's rotation, but the Astros designated him for assignment in May after he posted an 8.69 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9 in 29 innings. The 37-year-old spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a 6.50 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 81 2/3 innings.

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10 Comments on "Pirates Sign Nelson Figueroa"

4 years 8 days ago


Dan Mazzaro
4 years 8 days ago

I can’t figueroa this one out

4 years 6 days ago

Game 1 as a Pirate:
Starting Pitcher: Nelson Figueroa, RHP (0-1, 2.57) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

4 years 5 days ago

Game 2 as a Pirate:
2.2 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
… OK, this is just a prediction   :-)

4 years 1 day ago

Game 2 as a Pirate :
Nelson Figueroa, RHP (1-1, 1.69) – 9.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR
Pirates AAA must be a bizarro world

4 years 5 days ago

Come on people this is just an organizational fill in for the rest of the season. It isn’t serious.

4 years 2 days ago

This… if Maholm and Correia weren’t on the DL, the Pirates wouldn’t have signed either Heilman or Figueroa. 

4 years 5 days ago

I always liked Figgy even though after the NY Mets released him for the 1000th time he had some parting words and I was happy when the Astros gave him the gaureented deal to start as their no.5 starter in the rotation this season but knew in my heart it wasnt going to work full season. Figgy is what he is and that is a fill-in starter to stash in triple -A- and when an injury occurs or a doubleheader comes about you bring him up short term. Everytime he has a long peroid of time in a rotation it just doesnt work. Also a bad team can get away with him as a longman in the bullpen but I do hope it works out for him. I remember in 2009 I was at a Mets vs Brewers game and was their very early to beat the traffic coming in and seen Figgy signing autographs for young kids for atleast 40 mins straight and you always like to see that.

Dan Mazzaro
4 years 7 days ago

pete from st. tom florida

4 years 7 days ago

And Sean Casey too