Nelson Figueroa will be in Buffalo today and will likely start for the Bisons on Tuesday.
According to my source, Figueroa did have other offers but decided to return to the Mets. The team told him “they would like him back.”
Figueroa will be up soon, I think. Casey Fossum has been all right, but I think someone is going to be demoted to work on mechanics soon. Be it Mike Pelfrey, Oliver Perez or John Maine is yet to be seen.
Figueroa is the versatile arm the Mets need. The bullpen is going to be overworked at this rate and they need a good arm to pitch two or three innings when needed. When the starting pitcher can only last four decent innings, having Figueroa in the bullpen is necessity.