(1090 The Fan) – The downfall of Chone Figgins continued Wednesday after being released by the Miami Marlins, according to The Miami Herald.

The utility player signed a minor league deal with Miami prior to spring training in hopes of landing at least a backup role with the club. Apparently the Marlins’ front office doesn’t see a future with Figgins who would have been one of the few “older” players on the very young team — Placido Polanco (37) and Juan Pierre (35) to name a couple other veterans.

Figgins, 35, was let go by the Mariners in November of last year after three disappointing seasons.

The Mariners are still on the hook for $8 million of Figgins’ four-year, $36 million contract.

-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan

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