Alfredo Fígaro

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Alfredo Fígaro
Alfredo Fígaro on April 1, 2013.jpg
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 45
Pitcher
Born: (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 29)
Samaná, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 2009 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 5–7
Earned run average 4.85
Strikeouts 75
Teams

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Alfredo Fígaro [fee'-gah-ro] (born July 7, 1984) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He made his Major League Baseball debut on June 20, 2009 with the Detroit Tigers.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

Fígaro was not drafted in the 2006 MLB Draft and signed with the Detroit Tigers. He was a signed to their Rookie league affiliate, the GCL Tigers. With GCL in 2006 he had a 3–1 win–loss record with a 0.70 earned run average (ERA) in 14 games, four of which were starts. In 2007, Fígaro started the season at Single-A Oneonta and went 4–2 with a 3.38 ERA in 11 starts before being called up to the Lakeland Tigers. At Lakeland he had a 0–2 win–loss record in four starts. To begin 2008, the Tigers sent Fígaro to another one of their three Single-A affiliates, the West Michigan Whitecaps. With the Whitecaps, Fígaro had a career high in wins (12), starts (19), complete games (2), innings pitched (123) and strikeouts (96). He was called back up to Lakeland and for a second season didn't have any wins, going 0–5 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts. Fígaro started 2009 with the Double-A Erie Seawolves and was named Eastern League player of the week for the week of April 20.[1] For the season he has a 5–2 record with a 4.10 ERA.[2]

Fígaro was called up on June 20, 2009, and to clear room for him, the Tigers designated Dane Sardinha for assignment.[3] Fígaro made his major league debut on June 20, 2009, replacing Willis in the starting rotation.[4] In 2009, he had a 2–2 record with a 6.35 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 17 innings and three starts.[5] In his second start he gave up seven earned runs and 10 hits in three innings against the Houston Astros. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of the outing, "He pitched very tentative until the horse was out of the barn. The one thing I thought he would be was aggressive. He pitched like he was caught up in the names on the back."[6] He was demoted to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens in favor of Luke French on June 29, 2009.

Orix Buffaloes[edit]

On December 14, 2010, the Tigers sold his contract to the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball.[7] He re-signed with Orix on November 14, 2011.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On January 31, 2013, the Brewers signed Fígaro to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training. He beat out fellow reliever Donovan Hand as the last player to be added to the 25-man roster after spring training. [8]

Personal[edit]

Fígaro is the cousin of Seattle Mariners pitcher Fernando Rodney.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfredo Figaro Named EL Pitcher of the Week". Our Sports Central. April 20, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Alfredo Figaro". The Baseball Cube. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ Iott, Chris (June 20, 2008). "Tigers recall Alfredo Figaro, designate Dane Sardinha for assignment". Michigan Live. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Figaro beats Brewers in major-league debut". June 23, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Alfredo Figaro". Sports Reference, LLC. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ Kornacki, Steve (June 27, 2009). "Tigers' Alfredo Figaro hit hard in loss to Astros". Michigan Live. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  7. ^ Tigers sell Fígaro's contract to Japanese team MLB.com December 14, 2010
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/MikeVassallo13/status/297021274973167616
  9. ^ Kornacki, Steve (June 29, 2009). "Tigers make pitcher Luke French feel welcome". Michigan Live. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 

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