Figgins probably not a fit for Angels

Former Angels speedster Chone Figgins was just designated for assignment by the Mariners after a rough stint in the Northwest, but don’t anticipate a return to Anaheim. A source with knowledge of the team’s thinking said Tuesday night that Figgins is “not likely to be a fit” for the Angels in 2013.

By designating Figgins for assignment, the Mariners have 10 days to trade, release or outright him before he becomes a free agent. If he clears waivers and is not traded, he will be released, Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said. Figgins will most likely slip through waivers, which means the Mariners will simply pay the $8 million owed to him in 2013 and set him off into free agency.

The Angels, who are prioritizing pitching, have Alberto Callaspo slated as their starting third baseman for 2013 and have several options for the utility infield spot — Andrew Romine, Angel Sanchez and Brendan Harris.

Figgins, who can also play all three outfield spots, excelled with the Angels from 2004-09 but struggled mightily in his three years with the Mariners, compiling a .227/.302/.283 slash line. In 2012, he appeared in just 66 games and finished with a .181 batting average.

“He just became an expendable piece and that’s it,” Zduriencik told MLB.com’s Greg Johns. “That’s the end of the story.”

– Alden Gonzalez 

6 Comments

Pingback: Quick Hits: Figgins, Lohse, Hamilton, Kuroda - Unofficial Network

Pingback: MLB Hot Stove Rumors 11/21/12 « SprungOnSports

Pingback: Quick Hits: Figgins, Lohse, Hamilton, Kuroda | Yankee Fan Central

Pingback: Best Angels Articles Of The Day For November 21, 2012 | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Dugout Online | Los Angeles Angels Blog

Who’s kicking off? Could I have those two tickets, please? Give me a hand!Tom and Mary congratulated us on the birth of our daughter.your face is as white as a sheet.All my best memories come back clearly to me, some can even make me cry.You really look sharp today.Are you mind if I take tomorrow off?He strolls about the town.The sudden barking frightened Clara.

Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard
on. Any suggestions?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 753 other followers

%d bloggers like this: