Mets bring back Figueroa

Mets bring back Figueroa

After testing free agency last week when designated for assignment by the Mets, Nelson Figueroa decided to re-sign with his old club after all on Saturday.

Figueroa was designated for assignment by the Mets after allowing three runs in six innings in a start against the Brewers on Sunday to make room for left-hander Casey Fossum in the bullpen. But Figueroa decided to rejoin the organization and will pitch at Triple-A Buffalo.

Figueroa, 34, went 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA last season with the Mets in 17 appearances, including six starts.

The Mets also signed infielder Mike Lamb to a Minor League deal, and he will join Figueroa in Buffalo.

Lamb, 33, batted .235 with one homer and 32 RBIs in 92 games with the Twins and Brewers last year.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.