Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins will sit for the next few
days as he continues to struggle at the plate.
Seattle manager Eric Wedge said Figgins would get the time off
Tuesday before the second game of a three-game series against
Baltimore. Figgins is in an 0-for-22 slump and was dropped from
second to eighth in the batting order Monday.
Figgins also committed sixth error of the season in Seattle’s
4-3 win over the Orioles on Monday. He is hitting just .190
overall. Luis Rodriguez started at third and hit eighth.
Figgins is in the second year of a $36 million, four-year deal
he signed in December 2009.