Alfredo Figaro Claimed Off Waviers by Texas Rangers
Aug 2, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Alfredo Figaro pitches in the 4th inning against the Washington Nationals at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that the Texas Rangers had claimed Alfredo Figaro on waivers, ending his tenure with the Brewers organization.
Figaro only threw 8 2/3 innings with the Brewers in 2014; he struck out eight batters and walked only one in that time, but he also gave up seven runs on seven hits, including two home runs.
He spent the majority of the year in AAA where he compiled a 3.71 ERA and 4.04 FIP in 70 1/3 innings. He struck out 7.04 batters per nine innings and walked just 2.82.
He was more active with the team in the 2013 season, tossing 74 innings for the Brewers but compiling a 4.14 ERA and 4.87 FIP.
Figaro was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004. He was released by the Dodgers at the end of that season and signed with the Tigers.
He stayed in the Tigers system until the end of 2010. He had two brief stints with the Tigers, 17 innings in 2009 and 14 2/3 in 2010, but the released him and he spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons in Japan before being signed as a minor league free agent by the Brewers.
The Brewers never had plans to feature Figaro in their bullpen; he was mainly depth and support for the AAA team. The claim of Figaro and the fact that the Brewers outrighted catcher Matt Pagnozzi to AAA cleared two spaces off the 40-man roster, which now stands at 38.