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Pirates call up infielder Jason Rogers from Triple-A Indy

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday recalled infielder Jason Rogers from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned infielder Cole Figueroa to the same team. The 28-year-old Rogers was optioned to Indianapolis on the final day of spring training and hit .366 (15-for-41) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in 11 Triple-A games this season. He went 2 for 4 with a...
Via Associated Press
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball Has a New Top Nerd

Over the last few years, there have been some players who have publicly acknowledged that they enjoy and use analytics to help themselves on the field. Zack Greinke, Brandon McCarthy, and Glen Perkins are some of the more notable players who have embraced nerd stats, and guys like Craig Breslow — with his molecular biophysics degree from Yale — buck the stereotype of the typical...
Via Fangraphs
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Cole Figueroa set for Yankees' debut against Oakland

NEW YORK (AP) With Chase Headley still sidelined by a sore right calf, Cole Figueroa was set to make his New York Yankees' debut in a series finale against Oakland. New York selected Figueroa's contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, and he was down to bat ninth and play third base. Infielder Jose Pirela was optioned to Scranton, and the Yankees cleared a spot...
Via Associated Press
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays place Jerry Sands on DL with wrist injury, promote Cole Figueroa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced late Monday that outfielder Jerry Sands will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his left wrist. Infielder Cole Figueroa will be recalled from Triple-A Durham to take Sands' place on the roster. Sands, who had his left arm in a splint Monday at Tropicana Field, has hit .190 with one home run and four...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Another dramatic victory provides Rays with one more step in climb out of AL East basement

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A climb from the basement begins with a single step. Or in Cole Figueroa's case, a raised right fist on a sprint to second base, then a beeline to shallow right like he ran with his heels on fire, then a leap into an impromptu mosh pit that began in the dirt between first and second after scoring Desmond Jennings on a bloop double that found the turf in right...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cole Figueroa makes Rays a walk-off winner

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Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Takes Hard-Luck No-Decision As Red Sox Find New Ways To Lose

A little more than a week ago, Cole Figueroa was in Triple-A. On Friday, he was ducking tacklers on the Tampa Bay Rays, who were trying to chase down the night’s hero. That Figueroa, a 26-year-old rookie who had no major-league experience before the Rays called him up from Durham last week, drove in the game-winning run in Tampa Bay’s 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox shouldn’t...
Via NESN.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lose Eight Straight as Rays Walk-Off 1-0

  What do you get in a game between two struggling offenses and two pitchers on their game? Friday night’s 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at The Trop. Rookie Cole Figueroa delivered the game-winning hit, extending the Sox losing streak to eight games.   
Via CLNS Radio
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Figueroa comes up clutch, gives Rays walk-off win over Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Cole Figueroa hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Friday night. Desmond Jennings drew a one-out walk in the ninth off Andrew Miller (1-3). Burke Badenhop entered and, after Jennings stole second, Figueroa drove in the winning run on a drive to right- center. Juan Carlos...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon gives out ‘Sex Panther’ cologne to team’s player of the game (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon continues knocking it out of the park as it relates to his unconventional, quirky and usually effective approach he takes to motivate his players. And now, his doling out of Sex Panther cologne — of course of “Anchorman” fame — to the team’s […] The post Joe Maddon gives out ‘Sex Panther’ cologne...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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