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Chone Figgins joins Marlins on minor league contract

Feb 8, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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Released by the Mariners with one season remaining on a four-year, $36 million deal, Chone Figgins has latched on with the Marlins.

Figgins signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, where the 35-year-old will presumably compete for a bench spot after hitting .185 in 147 games over the past two seasons.

Figgins looked all sorts of washed up in Seattle, but he certainly picked the right place to perhaps hang on for one more season.

Either way, he’ll make $8 million this season from the old Mariners’ contract.

  1. mkd - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    The problem with the word Marlins is that it looks a lot like the word Mariners. So scanning headlines can give you an awful fright…

  2. Reflex - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    If you want to see a deal to bash JackZ on, this is probably it. Worst signing he made. Still, wasting $36 mil compared to some of the bad deals his predecessor lavished on others.

  3. Old Gator - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    With that .185 average, though, he’ll fill the environmental niche in the Feesh’s lineup vacated by John Buck…

  4. mojosmagic - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Fits the Loria team building mold. Comes cheap, and can’t play worth a lick. However he is in the best shape of his life.

  5. pisano - Feb 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    I won’t be surprised if he has a decent year, kind of a bounce back. He’s not the only player that Seattle’s Kingdome has ruined. Raul Mondesi was another, but he came back. Figgins was a good all-around player with the Angels, hopefully he can regain some of that form, time will tell.

    • ak90749 - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:10 AM

      Haha first of all Raul Mondesi never played for the mariners and secondly the mariners play at safe co field and not the kingdome. What rock have you been living under?

      • pisano - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        ak90749…..I stand corrected on both accounts. I don’t know how I got them confuse, but I meant Adrian Beltre instead of Mondesi him. I do remember Beltre having a tough time at Safeco, but thanks for the kind words, you seem like a real Prince.

  6. liddogg33 - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Figgins is a true piece of SHI*!!! By the looks of what the marlins have pulled with their city and their fans not surprised landed there. Chone is a total joke and a pure waste of space!! Cancer to the locker room and overall jackass!! BYE BYE CHONE

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