It does not seem like we can get a straight answer from anywhere about Nelson Figueroa. The New York Daily News seems to be getting wrong all the time.
This time, however, they have got it right. Thank God the MLB network and SNY.
Figueroa has decided to sign with the Mets and accept the minor league assignment.
This was smart because with the problems the Mets are having with the rotation, Figueroa has a great shot at staying with the club, either as a set-up man or as a starter.
Thankfully, Mike Pelrey seems to be okay. Today Oliver Perez takes the mound. If he does not perform well, I expect him to be sent down. Figueroa could come back within a week to two weeks.
It is within the realm of possibility.
Glad to have you back, Figueroa. We’ll be seeing you soon.