Friday, August 6, 2010

Figueroa could start

Says Figueroa:

"I'm able to start if they need me to start. I think that in the short amount of time that I have been here, I have shown my versatility."

Figueroa started ten games for the Mets in 2009, with moderate success - a 4.19 ERA/1.40 WHIP, though posting a 2-8 record. Opponents hit .273/.341/.441 against him in his starts, and he struck out 47, walked 19 in 58IP.

It's an option, I suppose, if the Astros are trying to limit Wesley Wright's innings in the last couple of months of the season. Since Moehler is out, it seems like the options are Figueroa and Josh Banks.