The downfall of Chone Figgins continued Wednesday after being released by the Miami Marlins, according to the Miami Herald.
Former Mariners utility player Chone Figgins is hoping to turn his career around with the Miami Marlins after agreeing to a minor league deal that includes an invite to Spring Training.
The Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment Tuesday, a move that will likely have the team eating the remaining $8 million left on the struggling infielder’s contract.
The Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney’s next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The lineup change Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge hinted at during the offseason is going to become permanent. It won’t be Ichiro Suzuki at the top of the Mariners batting order […]