J.A. Happ struggled through an abbreviated bullpen session Thursday and will spend time on the DL. That causes some moves among the pitching staff to fill holes, but there are likely more moves coming at some point.
After a relatively successful stint with the Mets, starting pitcher Nelson Figueroa was sent down to New Orleans to make room for Claudio Vargas. Inside Pitch caught up with him to get his thoughts on the season.
The 25-year-old left-hander struggled during his first trip through Triple-A in 2007, but returned to New Orleans with an improved game thanks to close work with his pitching coach. He hopes those adjustments will lead him to success at the front of the Zephyrs' rotation.
RHP Nelson Figueroa was released and RHP Mark Corey elected free agency rather than an assignment to Triple-A Nashville.
October 18, 2004