Marlins Reel In Figgy On Minor League Deal

(1090 The Fan) – After being let go by the Mariners in November, utility man Chone Figgins is looking to turn his career around with the Miami Marlins.

Figgins, 35, agreed to a minor league deal with Miami which includes an invite to Spring Training.

Figgins had a more-than-disappointing stint with the Mariners after signing a four-year $36 million contract with Seattle prior to the 2010 season. In fact, the Mariners still have to pay Figgins the eight million remaining on that contract.

The Mariners went after Figgins in the free agent market after his All-Star season as an infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 2009, he posted an impressive on-base percentage of .395 and stole 42 bases.

However, after being placed behind Ichiro Suzuki in the batting order, Figgins’ approach at the plate took a turn for the worse. Though he was still able to steal 42 bases , his 2010 overall offensive numbers deflated.

The following year, Figgins hit .188 with a .241 on-base percentage and say his playing time cut. In just 66 games with the M’s last year, he batted .181.

-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan

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