The Phillies have designated 36-year old righty reliever/starter Nelson Figueroa for assignment. He pitched in 13 games (1 start) for the Phillies this year and he is 2-1 with 1 save, a 3.46 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Figueroa has also started 3 games in AAA-ball this year and he was 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA and a 0.68 WHIP. He should have no problem finding a new job if he wants to leave the Phillies.
UPDATE: (7/21/2010) – The Phillies have lost Nelson Figueroa on waivers to the Houston Astros.