Dodgers Designate Chone Figgins For Assignment

The Dodgers have designated infielder Chone Figgins for assignment, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

The 36-year-old Figgins inked a minor league pact with the Dodgers this offseason and made the club out of Spring Training to the surprise of many. He spent a good deal of time on the disabled list this year due to a left quad injury. Figgins had been on a minor league rehab assignment, but his rehab window expired yesterday, and the Dodgers chose to DFA him rather than reinstate him on the 25-man roster.

When healthy this year, Figgins tallied 76 plate appearances and posted a .217/.373/.267 batting line while seeing time at second base, third base, shortstop and left field. Though he was once an incredible valuable and versatile infield option for the Angels, it’s been years since Figgins hit well enough to justify regular playing time.


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22 Comments on "Dodgers Designate Chone Figgins For Assignment"


Leo Ramos
1 year 23 days ago

I am really impressed that he could make the roster till season late

1 year 23 days ago

0.5 WAR is actually pretty good considering Figgins’ past couple years. He’s 36 so we can’t rule out a multiyear deal from the Phillies.

jneely77
1 year 23 days ago

Wait, Chone Figgins was still playing?

Greg Sheldon
1 year 23 days ago

Giants need a 2nd baseman not named Ugla

GrilledCheese39
1 year 23 days ago

They’re never had a second baseman named Ugla.

WashingtonRancors
1 year 23 days ago

No he just never got a hit for them. Did manage to strikeout several times as a giant though.

Greg Sheldon
9 months 17 days ago

Wrong

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
1 year 23 days ago

I’m not sure I get why Figgins was subject to a DFA, since he was signed on a Minor League contract.

iedodgerfan
1 year 23 days ago

In a corresponding move…………

Robert Montenegro
1 year 23 days ago

No corresponding move. This wasn’t a DFA to make room for someone else. It was a choice between this or reinstating him to the 25-man as his rehab clock had timed out.

Yamsi12
1 year 23 days ago

Guy left the angels and was never the same.

Huff's dog
1 year 23 days ago

Come on Giants–sign him to a 5 year 35 million dollar deal! He may still have some juice left in that bat!

Matt Bennett
1 year 23 days ago

.373 OBP, 0.5 WAR..not bad. I would have sent Rojas down, considering he has options and could use more AAA time. Rojas could be recalled in September anyway. not sure why the Dodgers didn’t want to control both of them.

Cabro Epico
1 year 23 days ago

I didn’t even know Howard Stern’s beetlejuice was still playing

Art
1 year 23 days ago

The next Ranger first baseman….

jeremy
1 year 23 days ago

well it was worth the try with him didnt work out no big deal.

jeremy
1 year 23 days ago

on a side note dodgers only trade pick up so far Darwin Barney is struggling with the glove he doing bad at 3rd and he doing bad at SS only spot he good at is 2nd. so i dont think he would be a guy we can use at different spots as of right now

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
1 year 23 days ago

Barney has played a fair amount of SS over the years and done so at least adequately, and a little 3B. He has to be rusty at both positions, since it’s been a couple of years since he played anywhere but 2B. If/when the Dodgers bring him up it will probably be for middle infield depth anyway, Between Uribe and Turner, 3B is covered.

Brian
1 year 23 days ago

A washed up veteran with a poor slash line… Figgins’ is right in Sabean’s wheelhouse. Could he be 2nd baseman number 9 for the Giants this year?

Neil Fujiwara
1 year 23 days ago

For some reason, I could see him being the Dave Roberts (Red Sox) for the Angels. Maybe wishful thinking…