ESPN is reporting that the Phils have signed 35 year old RHP Nelson Figueroa. Figueroa spent last between the Buffalo Bison in AAA and the Mets, going 3-8 with a 4.09 ERA in 16 games (10 starts) for the Mets. He worked 70.1 innings, walking 24 and striking out 59. (WHIP 1.48). In Buffalo, Figueroa pitched very well for a horrible teeam, going 7-5 with a 2.25 ERA in 17 starts. In 112 innings he walked 24 and struck out 94, and his WHIP stood at 1.02. Figueroa joins a long list of starters circulating around Lehigh Valley and Extended Spring Training who have some major league experience.
Figueroa joins Brandon Duckworth back in the organization from the 2001 Phillies rotation. Where is David Coggin when you need him.