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Marlins sign Cole Figueroa, designate Asher Wojciechowski

The Miami Marlins have made a pair of minor league moves, which includes signing infielder Cole Figueroa and designating for assignment RHP Asher Wojciechowski. The 29-year-old Figueroa has experienced a little bit of everything in his Major League career. After turning down the pros out of high school from Lincoln HS in Tallahassee, Florida, Figueroa signed on in 2008 with the San...
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11 days ago

Marlins Designate Asher Wojciechowski, Sign Cole Figueroa

The Marlins have designated right-hander Asher Wojciechowski for assignment and signed free agent second baseman Cole Figueroa to a minor league contract, per a team announcement. Wojciechowski, 27, threw a combined 18 innings between Double-A and Triple-A for the Marlins after they claimed him off waivers from the Astros in May. He was previously a highly regarded prospect for both...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor MLB Transactions: 7/15/16

Here are the day’s minor moves: Utilityman Cole Figueroa has elected free agency from the Dodgers after clearing outright waivers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles News Group tweets. After bouncing from the Pirates to the Dodgers via the waiver wire, Figueroa will have a chance to choose his next opportunity. He hasn’t done much in limited chances at the major league level...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers claim INF Cole Figueroa off waivers from Pirates

According to a report from MLB Roster Moves on Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed infielder Cole Figueroa off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Upon acquiring Figueroa, the Dodgers then optioned the journeyman infielder to Triple-A Oklahoma City to begin his stint with the franchise within the minor league ranks. The soon-to-be 29-year-old was previously designated...
Via Today's Knuckleball
29 days ago

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...
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March 16, 2016  |  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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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...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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