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Slow to heal, Figgins shut down by Mariners

Slow to heal, Figgins shut down by Mariners

Slow to heal, Figgins shut down by Mariners
SEATTLE -- A difficult year for Mariners infielder Chone Figgins has officially come to an end as manager Eric Wedge said Sunday the veteran is being shut down for the rest of the season after not ever fully healing from a hip flexor injury.

Figgins was on the disabled list from Aug. 2-Sept. 3, but never got in a game after being activated and still isn't 100 percent after testing the hip further this weekend, Wedge said. The club has 10 games remaining after Sunday's series finale with the Rangers.

"He won't play again this year," Wedge said. "He's still feeling it a little bit. I just told him we're going to shut it down. He won't go on the road with us. We'll probably have some more tests run this week and go from there."

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It's been a disappointing season for the 33-year-old, who had a strong Spring Training after being switched back to third base, but never got untracked once the season got under way. He wound up hitting .188 in 288 at-bats over 81 games with a .243 slugging percentage and .241 on-base percentage.

Figgins hit .259 in 161 games last season, his first with the Mariners, with a .306 slugging and .340 on-base percentage while playing second base.

His career numbers coming into this year were .287/.376/.359.

Figgins has two years and $18 million remaining on the contract he signed with Seattle as a free agent in 2010.

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