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.
I am really impressed that he could make the roster till season late
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.
Wait, Chone Figgins was still playing?
Giants need a 2nd baseman not named Ugla
They’re never had a second baseman named Ugla.
No he just never got a hit for them. Did manage to strikeout several times as a giant though.
I’m not sure I get why Figgins was subject to a DFA, since he was signed on a Minor League contract.
He signed a minor league deal but they selected his contract to the Major League roster. His contract was on the 40-man roster (15-day DL), making a DFA necessary in order to remove it.
Yes, thanks, that is right. He’d been in the minors for almost a month on an extended rehab assignment. The Dodgers just ran out of rope on that one so he was designated. I see that has been added to the post now.
In a corresponding move…………
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.
Guy left the angels and was never the same.
Come on Giants–sign him to a 5 year 35 million dollar deal! He may still have some juice left in that bat!
.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.
I didn’t even know Howard Stern’s beetlejuice was still playing
The next Ranger first baseman….
well it was worth the try with him didnt work out no big deal.
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
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.
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?
For some reason, I could see him being the Dave Roberts (Red Sox) for the Angels. Maybe wishful thinking…