Former Angels and Mariners player looking for another shot at the bigs.
This is one of those things that you’re not sure you’re reading it correctly as you read it.
Chone Figgins wants to continue playing after sitting out all of 2013. He's working out for MLB teams this week in Tampa.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 12, 2014
Is any MLB team is interested in Chone Figgins? And do we call this a comeback?
Last spring, Figgins was in camp with the Miami Marlins. He sat out the entire 2013 season after being cut from their camp in late March. You see where this is heading, right? He didn’t make the Marlins.
Figgins will turn 36 on the 22nd of this month.
After crafting a decent eight-year career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – his last season for the Angels – he headed to the Seattle Mariners on a four-year deal worth almost $36MM. There was even an option for a fifth year which could have made the deal worth $45MM. The Seattle move did not produce the results (.227/.302/.283) and Figgins was released in November 2012. There was still one year remaining on that deal.
During the 2012 season, there were various rumors and chatter that the M’s were looking to deal the struggling Figgins. None obviously came to fruition, ultimately leading to his release. The Marlins took a flier on him prior to spring training last year.
Just not sure how many teams would be interested, but aren’t teams always looking for bench depth? And who knows, we may yet hear that Chone Figgins is in the best shape of his life.