THURSDAY: Figueroa cleared waivers and accepted a Triple A assignment, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki (via Twitter).
MONDAY: The Phillies designated pitcher Nelson Figueroa for assignment to make room for Brad Lidge, reports MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Figueroa isn't sure whether he'll accept a minor league assignment if he clears waivers. Figueroa, 36, was claimed off waivers from the Mets on April 7th and tallied nine games for the Phils.
Last year for the Mets Figueroa compiled a 4.09 ERA, 7.5 K/9, and 3.1 BB/9 in 70.3 innings. Figueroa has spent most of his second career Phillies stint in the bullpen, and the strikeouts disappeared.