Nelson Figueroa has refused his assignment to Triple-A Buffalo and filed for free agency, according to a source who has asked to remain anonymous.
Figueroa was designated for assignment after his quality start on Sunday. He cleared waivers and Figueroa has a day to decide to report to the Mets affiliate in Buffalo or file for free agency.
The source has said that Figueroa has chosen to opt for free agency over returning to the Mets organization.
And who can blame him? The Mets did not treat him well after he turned in a good start for them. They cut him loose and brought on Casey Fossum in a messy roster shuffle.
I wish the best to Figueroa and his family. He was a great guy and did everything the Mets asked of him.