Rays Claim Pedro Figueroa Off Waivers From Athletics

The Rays have claimed lefty Pedro Figueroa off of release waivers from the Athletics, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 28-year-old reliever had spent his entire career in the Oakland organization.

Figueroa spent most of the last two seasons throwing at Triple-A, where he compiled a 2.62 ERA in 44 2/3 innings in 2012. That earned him a shot at 19 big league appearances, over which he managed a 3.32 ERA. But Figueroa saw his ERA rise to a 4.10 mark in 59 1/3 innings last year in the upper minors and was bombed in just five MLB outings. The native Dominican suffered a spike in walks (from 3.6 BB/9 to 5.0 BB/9) and became easier to hit (7.1 H/9 against 8.6 H/9) across his two Triple-A campaigns.

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8 Comments on "Rays Claim Pedro Figueroa Off Waivers From Athletics"

1 year 8 months ago

I remember watching him pitch against the Rays in 2012 when they were in Tampa, don’t remember being real impressed, but he did do alright.

1 year 8 months ago

Could be a solid claim. Good AAA depth.

Joe Orsatti
1 year 8 months ago

I’d imagine that he’ll see some time in the majors. If he wasn’t in the plans, friedman would’ve waited until he became a free agent and saved a roster spot. I’d imagine he is more than organization depth.

Drew Jenkins
1 year 8 months ago

They are going to need a 40-man spot once Loney signing becomes official, wouldn’t be surprised if Figueroa was put on waivers again. Either way, no risk move, provides one more depth guy if he stays with the organization.

1 year 8 months ago

Next comeback player of the year

1 year 8 months ago

Andrew Friedman trolling the wire…just saying.

1 year 8 months ago

Seems like yet another player the Rays want to turn into a bullpen piece.

1 year 8 months ago

anyone else think this is just a friendly jab and the As for taking one of their players ? xD