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Dodgers release Chone Figgins; Tommy John surgery for Stephen Fife
Dodgers release Chone Figgins; Tommy John surgery for Stephen Fife

There are few guarantees in the majors, either for a player’s career or single season. The Dodgers’ hopes for two players this season came to an end Wednesday, one via the waiver wire and one the scalpel. Infielder Chone Figgins, a player the Dodgers liked but who could never complete his comeback, was released. Figgins had cleared waivers and elected not to return back to triple-A Albuquerque. Meanwhile, right-hander Stephen Fife was scheduled to have Tommy John surgery Wednesday. Fife had been a pleasant spot starter for the past seasons (4-6, 3.49 ERA) but had been battling chronic forearm and shoulder soreness this year at Albuquerque. Figgins, 36, had been on a...

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