There are few guarantees in the majors, either for a player's career or single season.
Figgins, 36, had been on a prolonged rehab assignment with Albuquerque after suffering a severe quad strain and had maxed out his disabled list period.
He appeared in 38 games for the Dodgers before straining his left quad in mid-June, batting .217. The diminutive Figgins actually had one more walk (14) than hits and had a decent .373 on-base percentage.
The Dodgers liked his veteran presence in the clubhouse, and as a utility man, he played third and second, and appeared in two games at shortstop. Figgins was trying to come back after sitting out all last season, following two disastrous seasons (.185) with the
He still couldn’t seem to get the old offense rolling in hitter-friendly Albuquerque, hitting just .286 in 19 games for the
Fife, 26, appeared in only 11 games (nine starts) for the Isotopes, going 2-2 with a 7.01 ERA. He made one start for the Dodgers this season, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings against the
Dr. Neal ElAttrache was scheduled to perform the ulnar collateral ligament transfer Wednesday in Los Angeles. Fife is expected to miss all of next season.
The Dodgers also lost left-hander Colt Hynes, 29, on a waiver claim to the Indians. The Dodgers had waived him to make room on the 40-man roster for Barney.