Luis Figueroa

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Luis Figueroa
Infielder
Born: (1974-02-16) February 16, 1974 (age 40)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 2001 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 25, 2007 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Batting average .125
Hits 2
Runs scored 2
Teams

Luis R. Figueroa (born February 16, 1974 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. He is a cousin of former major leaguer José Hernández.

Figueroa was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1997, and made his major league debut on July 27, 2001.

Medal record
Representing Puerto Rico
Men’s Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver 2013 San Francisco Team

Claimed off waivers by the New York Mets that August 15, on April 5, 2002, Figueroa was part of a 7-player trade that sent him, Saul Rivera, Bruce Chen, and Dicky Gonzalez to the Montreal Expos for Scott Strickland, Phil Seibel, and Matt Watson. From 2002-2005, Figueroa played in the Expos, Mets, Brewers, and Red Sox organizations.

In 2006, he signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, playing most of the season with their Syracuse SkyChiefs, but was called up to play in 8 games.

Figueroa signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants for the 2007 season, appearing in 6 more major league games, then signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2008. In December 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[1]

In March 2010, he signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays. He split the 2009 season between the Arizona League Angels, and the Salt Lake Bees.[2]

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Figueroa to a minor league contract on April 17, 2011.[3] He was released in early May.

On May 11, 2011, Figueroa was signed to a minor league deal by the New York Mets.[4] He last played in 2012 for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Shaikin (2008-12-12). "Angels come to terms with three players". latimes.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. ^ "The Toronto Blue Jays sign Luis Figueroa". Bluejayslocker.com. 30 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Manager's Briefing: Morgan has thigh bruise". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. April 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Luis Figueroa, SS, New York Mets". Kffl.com. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 

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