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The Yankees sign Nelson Figueroa to a minor league deal

Apr 19, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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Viva organizational depth: The Yankees have signed Nelson Figueroa to a minor league deal.

Figueroa was in the Blue Jays system to start the season, but hasn’t made any major or minor league appearances in 2012.  Last year he posted a 8.69 ERA in 29 innings for the Astros before being cut loose, signed by the Pirates and then cut loose again.

He can start. He can come out of the pen.  He’s just probably past the point where he can do it effectively for a championship-caliber club.

  1. jwbiii - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Manny Banuelos just hit the DL with a back injury. Scranton needs a pitcher.

  2. deathmonkey41 - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    In equally exciting news, I just made myself a cherry/pomagranate Crystal Light drink.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    OMG! Why didn’t we just invite Bartolo Coon back? Get me Brian on the phone

    • yankeesfanlen - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      Obviously Colon, still paint fumes

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

      It’s a good thing Bartolo isn’t black or you’d be begging Craig to remove that comment right about now.

      • phukyouk - Apr 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

        this may be worse than the Craig typo from last month….

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Lord, I was born a travellin man…

  5. buffalomafia - Apr 19, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    WTF!

  6. pisano - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    That should do it, print the World Series tickets.

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