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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Chone Figgins working out for teams this week, wants to play in 2014


By on 1/12/2014 01:31:00 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Chone Figgins is on the comeback trail:
Figgins, 35, hasn't been a reliable, everyday major league player since 2009, when he slashed .298/.395/.393 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, collecting 183 hits and earning an All-Star selection. That year netted Figgins a four-year, $36 million deal with the Seattle Mariners in 2009.

The contract was a disaster for Seattle, as Figgins hit .259, .188, and .181 in three injury-plagued seasons for the M's. He was signed by the Miami Marlins last winter and cut in March, and hasn't played since then.

It will be interesting to see if Figgins' workout for MLB teams will earn him another shot at resuscitating his career. If he's able to show anything close to the kind of plate discipline he exhibited earlier in his career (he walked 101 times in 2009), he could end up with a utility role on a new team.

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