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Dodgers designate Chone Figgins for assignment

Aug 6, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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Chone Figgins stuck around a whole lot longer than most people expected, but his comeback with the Dodgers is over and he’s been designated for assignment.

Figgins hasn’t played since mid-June because of a hip injury and rather than activate him from the disabled list the Dodgers said goodbye.

Figgins managed to post a strong .372 on-base percentage in 38 games, but he hit just .217 with zero homers and a .267 slugging percentage on the way to a measly .640 OPS. Of course, that was his highest OPS since 2010 and he didn’t play in the majors at all last season.

  1. dickclydesdale - Aug 6, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Good riddance Desmond DeChone, enjoy your $52 million early retirement at the young age of 36! Traveling the world & plenty of pool party’s with young beautiful large breasted women..

    • jyoung1891 - Aug 6, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      You say it like it’s a bad thing.

      • genericcommenter - Aug 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

        I know. Sign me up!

  2. rbts2014 - Aug 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    That explains the Chone mystery! He was here with the Isotopes on a rehab assignment playing everyday until the Dodgers idiotically picked up Darwin Barney. All of a suddent Chone went MIA from game action.

    By my unofficial count, the Dodgers should have hung onto Chone’s rehab assignment another 10 days before DFA’ing him.

    Gotta pop the popcorn and see if the Giants will claim him off waivers and work out a deal with the rival Dodgers or if Chone goes unclaimed and the Giants sign him as a free agent.

  3. edelmanfanclub - Aug 6, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Always enjoyed watching Figgins play with the Angels, yet another example of why you pay for future and not past performance. He was pretty much done after that Seattle deal. He wasnt a bad player, he actually finished tenth for AL MVP in 2009

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