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Nelson Figueroa signed a minor league contract yesterday.

The newest member of the Indians, pitcher Nelson Figueroa, made the start tonight at Victory Field, but suffered the loss despite a solid debut performance.  Figueroa pitched 7 innings, in his first game since August 2nd, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 2 Columbus Clippers batters.  Clippers' starter Mitch Talbot had an even better night, though, taking the win with 7 shutout innings.

Figueroa has pitched here in Indianapolis before, and he has also been in the Pirates' organization before.  Back in 2002, when the Indians were the Milwaukee Brewers' AAA affiliate, Figueroa made 6 starts for the Tribe, earning a 5-0 record and a 3.63 ERA.  He...

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