– The Seattle Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment reports Greg Johns of MLB.com. Figgins had one year and $8 million left on his contract. The 34-year old veteran hit .227/.302/.283 with 4 HR's and 61 RBI's in 1209 plate appearances for the Mariners in three seasons and his wOBA's during his tenure there were .298, .220 and .242.
– First baseman Bryan LaHair was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs writes Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. She adds that LaHair is pursuing an opportunity in Japan. The 30-year old first baseman hit .259/.334/.450 with 16 HR's, 40 RBI's and a .339 wOBA in 380 plate appearances for the Cubs in 2012.
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