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The Seattle Mariners have designated Chone Figgins for assignment, three years after signing him to a four year, $36 million deal that hurt the team more than it helped it. Seattle will eat the $8 million Figgins is due to earn in 2013. In three seasons with the Mariners, Figgins provided Seattle with -0.8 fWAR in 308 games. He was demoted from a starting position in 2011, and didn't even log 200 plate appearances with the team in 2012 due to his horrendous play. Considering that 2010, the first year of the deal, was the best seasons Figgins had as a Mariner, and he only had a .646 OPS in that season, the move makes a ton of sense. Figgins played five positions with the Mariners (second, third, and all three outfield spots), but struggled defensively according to both UZR and DRS at all five, with the exception of third base, a moot point after the emergence in 2012 of Kyle Seager. Seattle's signing of Figgins in December of 2009 was considered an overpay at the time...
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