Over a month ago we reported that the Brewers had signed Dominican pitcher Alfredo Figaro to a minor league deal, only to later find out that the deal was on hold because Figaro's rights were still owned by his Japanese team, the Orix Buffaloes.
The issue has now been resolved, and Figaro has signed his contract with an invitation to major league spring training. The Brewers did not pay for Figaro's posting fee, so his agent and Orix must have worked out a deal to allow him to return to the US.
Here's what I wrote about Figaro in the original post:
Alfredo Figaro is a 28-year-old Dominican righthander who has split his seven-year professional career between the Tigers and Orix in Japan's Pacific League. He's made 35 appearances (31 starts) for Orix since the start of the 2011 season and posted a 3.31 ERA over 187.2 innings, walking 2.6 and striking out a little less than six batters per nine innings.
Brewers Sign Alfredo Figaro To A Minor League Deal
Brew Crew Ball | Jan 31