Chone Figgins 3B MIA 9 Months
Marlins released INF-OF Chone Figgins.
Figgins tallied no extra-base hits in 32 plate appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He signed a minor league contract with the Fish in February after the Mariners cut ties with him in November. The 35-year-old utilityman will try to latch on with a new team.
Chone Figgins 3B MIA Dec 02 '12
Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Phillies have "checked in" on Chone Figgins.
Morosi notes that the extent of their interest is unclear at this time. The Phillies don't have starters locked in at third base or left field, so it makes sense that they have some interest in Figgins. Whether or not they view him as a regular isn't known. Figgins was cut loose last month by the Mariners, who ate the remaining $8 million on his contract.
Chone Figgins 3B MIA Nov 28 '12
Mariners released INF/OF Chone Figgins.
Figgins predictably didn't draw any interest on waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this month. The 34-year-old batted just .227/.302/.283 with a .585 OPS over 308 games with the Seattle. The Mariners are still on the hook for the $8 million he's owed in 2013. Figgins will likely have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Chone Figgins 3B MIA Nov 25 '12
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes the Rays could have interest in Chone Figgins.
It sounds like mostly speculation at this point, but Figgins, who was designated for assignment by the Mariners last week, would make some sense because the Rays need help both at second base and left field. That said, he's probably not anyone's first choice given how he performed in Seattle. Topkin also lists Ryan Raburn as someone that could be a fit with the Rays.
Chone Figgins 3B MIA Nov 20 '12
Mariners designated INF/OF Chone Figgins for assignment.
And thus ends the tenure in Seattle of one of the biggest free agent busts in recent years. The Mariners still owed Figgins $8 million in the final year of his contract, but, given his sub-.190 average each of the last two seasons, they wisely just decided they were better off cutting ties. Figgins will turn 35 in January and might have to accept a minor league deal from someone.
Chone Figgins 3B MIA Oct 04 '12
Chone Figgins told John Hickey of SportsPressNW.com late Wednesday night that he wants out of Seattle.
And we'd guess that the Mariners wouldn't mind seeing him go. Figgins has been a major disappointment since signing a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with the Mariners before the start of the 2010 season. He's batted just .227/.302/.283 with four home runs and 61 RBI in 308 games since.
Chone Figgins 3B MIA Jul 01 '12
Chone Figgins delivered a game-winning sac fly as the Mariners beat the Red Sox 3-2 in 11 innings Saturday.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia couldn't hold on to the ball as Dustin Ackley scored on the play, giving the Mariners their second walkoff win of the series. Figgins, who started in left field for the second game in a row, didn't have a hit in five plate appearances tonight. Still, it was a nice moment for him.