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Seventh-inning rally lifts Clippers over Bulls 3-2

COLUMBUS - Thanks to a few lucky breaks in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Columbus Clippers nudged the Durham Bulls 3-2 Friday. Down 2-1, the Clippers filled the bases and came through with a duo of runs to catapult themselves into the lead. Durham catcher Jesus Flores never touched home plate on what could have been a force out for the tying run of the inning as shortstop...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls storm past Clippers 6-5

DURHAM- The Columbus Clippers fell 6-5 after going into extra innings with the Durham Bulls on Tuesday. The Clippers rallied to tie the game after being down the majority of the game, but Durham would take the win in the tenth inning. Daisuke Matsuzaka started on the mound for the Clippers. The Bulls started the first inning off with a single. Following the leadoff batter, Cole Figueroa...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls’ Tim Beckham jukes out catcher to score run (VIDEO)

YouTube Former first overall draft pick Tim Beckham made a heck of a move behind home plate to put a run on the board for the Durham Bulls Friday night.  Teammate Cole Figueroa singled up in the middle and Beckham was not about to be denied as he tried to score from second base.  Scranton Wilkes-Barre’s Melky Mesa came up firing and threw a strike to catcher Jeff Farnham, who...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls’ Tim Beckham juked his way to one of the more impressive runs you will ever see

Durham shortstop Tim Beckham scored an absolutely incredible run in the Bulls’ 8-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday night, on a play that he had no business scoring on in the first place. Following Beckham’s two out double in the bottom of the 7th, Cole Figueroa hit a soft liner to centerfield that the Bulls infielder tried scoring on from 2nd base. Scranton/WB outfielder...
Via The Last Angry Fan
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays invite seven to spring training, including Wil Myers

Spring training is nearing and team’s are sending out their invitations to join the big club during camp. Today, the Rays announced they have invited seven players to Port Charlotte. Among the seven invited were OF Wil Myers, 1B/OF Leslie Anderson, INF Cole Figueroa, RHP Matt Nevarez, RHP Jim Paduch, LHP Jim Patterson, and LHP Neil Schenk. The following is from the team’s press...
Via The Bay Cave
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays invite 7 minor leaguers to spring training

With one week to go until pitchers and catchers report, the Tampa Bay Rays extended spring training invites to seven minor leaguers, the team announced Monday. Chief among the invites is outfielder Wil Myers, the key return from the deal with Kansas City that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals. Also showing up in Port Charlotte on Feb. 15 will be first basemanoutfielder...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Figueroa Beginning to Figure Out AAA

After a scorching month of April and a promotion to Triple-A Durham, Bulls infielder Cole Figueroa has had to make adjustments to his game at the highest level of the minor leagues. Despite his initial struggles with the Bulls at the plate, Figueroa is slowly and patiently learning the different nuances of Triple-A pitching and seems on track to take the next step forward in his development.
Via rays.scout.com
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Montgomery Notebook: Biscuits Stepping Up

Despite the promotions of 3B Cole Figueroa, 1B Henry Wrigley and opening day starter Shane Dyer the Montgomery Biscuits are 10-7 in May. After slugging in April, the Biscuits have used their speed to rack up wins in May. Inside pitching coach R.C. Lichtenstein and hitting instructor Ozzie Timmons discuss some of the players who have since stepped up and the keys to their performances.
Via rays.scout.com
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays Prospect Q & A: Cole Figueroa

What started out as a joke in spring training, has jumpstarted Montgomery Biscuits Cole Figueroa offensive production through the season’s first 8 games. Figueroa, who had only hit 15 home runs in more than 1,300 professional at-bats, currently has two home runs and leads the Southern League in total bases. He has hit safely in all 8 games so far and shared what has contributed to his success.
Via rays.scout.com
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Montgomery Biscuits Notebook: Week 1

Montgomery Biscuits beat writer Will Sammon checks in with his first Biscuits notebook of the 2012 season with notes on 3B Cole Figueroa, RHP Scott Shuman, C Mark Thomas and more.
Via rays.scout.com
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays Prospect Over/Unders

As we continue previewing the 2012 season, it's time to have a little fun - Vegas-style. We have set various over/unders on stats for different players, given our predictions and then will take the discussion to our subscriber-only forums. What will Cole Figueroa's batting average be? How many bags will Tyler Bortnick swipe? How many strikeouts will Parker Markel have? All...
Via rays.scout.com
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Rule 5 Draft starts at 10 am ET

The Rule 5 Draft will take place on this morning at 10 am ET as the final order of business during this week’s Winter Meetings in Dallas. The draft order is based on the reverse order of the 2010, meaning the Astros have the top pick, while the Mets draft 12th. In 2010, just 19 teams selected players in the opening phase of the draft. Last month, the Mets added pitchers Robert...
Via Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

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