The Rays have claimed left-handed reliever USATSI_7456641_154511044_lowresPedro Figueroa off the waivers from the A’s according to Ken Rosenthal.

Figueroa, who has a bit of a side-arm motion, made 24 appearance for the A’s over the last two seasons with a 4.38 ERA (6.01 FIP) in 24.2 innings, with 17 strikeouts and 18 walks. Figueroa also made 46 apearances in triple-A this past season with a 4.10 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 59.1 innings with 33 walks.

Entering the 2010 season, Figueroa was the fifth best prospect in the A’s organization according to

The Rays’ 40-man roster is now full. The Rays will have to drop somebody to make room for James Loney as his contract has not officially been signed yet.



  1. Roger M. says:

    Not the former A I Was looking for. Still would love Balfour here.

  2. Dean says:

    Pretty good column on why the Rays might be wise to hang onto Price:


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