Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010 Chachi #30 Nelson Figueroa

Recently designated for assignment for the second time this year, Nelson Figueroa is card #30 in this year's Chachi set. Nelson joined the team on the third day of the 2010 season, having been claimed off waivers from the Mets. He served as the team's long man and he made a spot start back in May against the Diamondbacks. When Brad Lidge was activated from the DL at the end of May, Figueroa's roster spot was needed and he was designated for assignment for the first time. He made it back to the Majors in late June when Chad Durbin was disabled, but he found himself without a roster spot again upon Durbin's return last week.

Phillies debut: May 15, 2001
Major League debut: June 3, 2000
How acquired: Claimed off waivers from the New York Mets, April 7, 2010
Others wearing #44 in the 2000s: Carlos Reyes 2000, Vicente Padilla 2001-2005, Julio Santana 2006, Yoel Hernandez 2007, Les Walrond 2008
Pictured: In action against the Nationals, his first game back with the Phillies, April 8, 2010.

Edit: Figueroa was claimed by the Houston Astros off waivers today and he's now an ex-Phillie for the second time.

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