Then, while running out a bunt this weekend, Figgins strained his left quadriceps, and now he's on the disabled list. Just like that, the good vibes disappeared.
“He got an MRI and they ended up calling it a significant strain of his quad,”
The old Figgins was quite good. In 2009, he hit .298 with a .395 on-base percentage, stole 42 bases and finished 10th in the MVP voting with the
Figgins has been a pleasant surprise, providing good defense and a spark of speed off the bench. He's only hitting .217 but is getting on base, as shown by his .373 on-base percentage.
Now, it's a wait-and-see approach until Figgins returns from the disabled list. He said the calf is already starting to loosen up, but for somebody who relies on his speed, it's unclear how long it will take to fully heal.