Rangers claim right-hander Figaro off waivers

30-year-old had a 7.27 ERA in 2014

Rangers claim right-hander Figaro off waivers

ANAHEIM -- The Rangers have claimed right-handed pitcher Alfredo Figaro off waivers from the Brewers. To make room on their 40-man roster, the Rangers designated pitcher Wilmer Font for assignment.

Figaro, 30, has pitched in 52 games at the Major League level with the Tigers in 2009-10 and the Brewers in 2013-14. He has a career record of 5-8 with a 5.04 ERA while averaging 10.2 hits, 2.7 walks and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

He had a 7.27 ERA in six games for the Brewers this past season while spending most of the year at Triple-A Nashville. He pitched in 42 games, including two starts and was 5-2 with a 3.71 ERA.

He spent 2011-12 pitching in Japan where he was a combined 8-11 with a 3.42 ERA in 31 starts and four relief appearances. Figaro averaged 95.2 miles per hour on his fastball the past two seasons. The only Rangers pitcher to average higher on his fastball this season was Aaron Poreda at 95.4.

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