Nelson Figueroa Returns to Buffalo

ed feverCorrespondent IMay 20, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Nelson Figueroa #25 of the New York Mets pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

For the second time in this short season, the Mets recalled Nelson Figueroa to the majors and within a few days reassigned him to Buffalo (AAA).

The first time it happen, I thought it was quite an insult, Figgy gave the Mets a quality start and before he could even enjoy his success, he had been told, he wouldn't be staying with the team. On April19, he started against the Brewers and allowed three runs on five hits and two walks, over six innings.
After making it through waivers, Figgy opted for free agency but wasn't picked up by another team and eventually resigned a minor league deal with the Mets.
The Mets recalled him a second time, to use him as a long man out of the pen, but he never made it into a game before being reassigned to make room for Tim Redding.
The Buffalo News is reporting that Figgy made it through waivers and has accepted assignment.
I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Figgy in a Mets uniform and I think he can be a serviceable spot starter/long man, so I'm glad he's sticking around...
The New York Mets designated pitcher Nelson Figueroa for assignment for the second time this season and he has again cleared waivers. This time, however, Figueroa is not going to spend a couple days scanning the market and has agreed to report back to the Bisons. source Buffalo News

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