A source who wishes to remain anonymous, the same source that had him fleeing for free agency, tipped me off this morning. Figueroa was clearly angered at the team after they DFA’d him after his quality start last weekend.
It is unknown at this time what the contract and numbers may be. Figueroa will report to Triple-A Buffalo.
This is a good move for both sides. It brings the Brooklyn native back as possible starting option for the Mets, especially as Jerry Manuel uses scare tactics to try and motivate his pitchers.
The Mets made right with this move, even though it took a little too long for them to figure it all out.