LHP Figueroa claimed by Rangers
LHP Pedro Figueroa's stay with the Rays was brief.
Claimed on waivers by the Rays from Oakland on Jan. 7, Figueroa was claimed Wednesday by the Rangers after being put back on waivers by the Rays, who designated him for assignment last week.
The Rays needed the roster spot for the signing of free-agent RHP Grant Balfour. Even after trading LHP Alex Torres to San Diego and then taking Figueroa off the roster, the Rays feel comfortable with lefty relievers Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos in the majors, and Jeff Beliveau and C.J. Riefenhauser in the minors.