Tonight, the Dodgers begin a four game series against the Phillies, and they didn’t wait for the game to start to start making news. Jose Dominguez was called up to give assistance to a weary relief staff. In a corresponding move, Chone Figgins was optioned to Albuquerque. Eric Stephen notes that Figgins had two options left but had to approve being sent to the minors. This type...
It is well documented that Chone Figgins has been a well below average baseball player since leaving the Los Angeles Angels following the 2009 season. Since 2010 he has failed to even hit .200 and didn’t even play in the major leagues in 2013. Former teammate Adam Kennedy took to twitter on Friday night to take a couple shots at Figgins with the following:
Figgins actually is on...
“He’ll be on the plane, as of right now.” (By: Dustin Nosler)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Not much is happening early at Camelback Ranch this morning, as the players aren’t taking batting or fielding practice. They only just came out to stretch and play some catch.
Chone Figgins apparently impressed the Dodgers enough in his workout/speech that they invited him to camp, and given the competition (Dee Gordon, Justin Sellers, Brendan Harris, Michael Young?), he has a good chance of making the team.We all know Figgins was terrible with Seattle, but why exactly? And is there hope for a turnaround?Figgins was a good, even borderline great...
The Dodgers, in search of infield depth, signed former Angels infielder/outfielder Chone Figgins to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League camp.
If Figgins makes the Dodgers in spring training, he would provide depth at second base, third base and in the outfield.
He also could compete for the starting job at second base if the Dodgers decide Cuban rookie Alexander...
The grass was not greener in Seattle. Not by a long shot; just ask Chone Figgins. After a stellar career with Angels, Chone Figgins pulled a Adrian Beltre and jumped ship from So-Cal to Seattle.
Well now that that’s all over, the Los Angeles Dodgers are taking an absolutely zero risk by signing Chone to a minor league contact, in hopes that he’ll compete for a bench position...
There was the workout. And there was the speech.
By all accounts, Chone Figgins made a strong impression during his audition for nine clubs Wednesday in Tampa. But he made an even stronger impression afterward, speaking from the heart while giving an impromptu address to the assembled scouts.
"I wanted them to see the passion in my eyes," said Figgins, a super-utility...
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Chone Figgins is on the comeback trail:Chone Figgins wants to continue playing after sitting out all of 2013. He's working out for MLB teams this week in Tampa.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 12, 2014Figgins, 35, hasn't been a reliable, everyday major league player since 2009, when he slashed .298/.395/.393 for the Los Angeles...
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When the news first hit that the Seattle Mariners penned big time free agent Chone Figgins to a 4 year contract the air around Seattle seemed a bit sweeter than normal. Figgins had long since plagued the M’s during his time with the Divsion rivals, the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim.
2010 was to be the year that the M’s would reclaim the glory that was...