Tigers relief pitcher Alfredo Figaro was released after the team sold his contract to the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Baseball League. The move leaves the team with 39 players on their 40 man roster.
He was 10-6 in 23 starts last year in Triple-A Toledo, but once again struggled at the big league level, going 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA for the Tigers.
Figaro showed promise early in his Tigers career, but struggled lately and apparently didn’t fit into the team’s plans. Last season, he gave up at least one earned run in six of his eight appearances.