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Alfredo Figaro gets release from Japanese team, signs with Brewers

Jan 31, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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Back in December the Brewers signed right-hander Alfredo Figaro to a minor-league deal, except it turned out he was still under contract with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.

So they put things on hold and his agent negotiated a release from Orix, which finally happened officially today as the Brewers announced the signing.

Figaro, who pitched briefly in the majors for the Tigers in 2009 and 2010, gets an invitation to spring training as part of the minor-league deal. In two seasons with Orix the 28-year-old right-hander threw 188 innings with a 3.31 ERA and 127/55 K/BB ratio.

  1. unlost1 - Jan 31, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    of course i have to sing about this-Figaro…..Figaro……FIGARO!!!!!!!!!!!

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jan 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      You’re the songbird of our generation.

  2. Minoring In Baseball - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    I saw him pitch for the West Michigan Whitecaps back in 2009. He did well in Single-A, and hopefully honed some skills while in Japan. Best of luck to him with the Brewers.

  3. badintent - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    he’ll miss the sushi

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