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Former Met Nelson Figueroa pulls out of retirement, throws complete game in minor leagues from age 48

Don't call it a comeback.

However, former Met Nelson Figueroa returned to the mound and played as an emergency starting pitcher in the first game of his league's Staten Island Ferryhawks' unexpected doubleheader. . Tuesday.

Nelson Figueroa pitched in the MLB from 2000 to 2011

He is currently the 48-year-old pitching coach for the Ferryhawks of the Atlantic League. So he needed a pitcher today

so he got on the mound and struck out at #1

— Farm To Fame (@FarmToFame_ ) Aug 9, 2022

48-year-old right-hander keeps his distance, 7 He pitched a complete inning, striking out four on 119 pitches. Host Gastonia He Honey He lost to the Hunters 10-5. He allowed eight earned runs on ten hits and went 0-for-3 with strikeouts at the plate.


Figueroa,The Post's 'Amazin' But True' Mets Podcasthas not pitched since appearing in a major league game for the Astros in 2011, last pitching for Puerto Rico's Senadores de San Juan in 2014.

The Brooklyn native spent two seasons with the Mets in 2008 and 2009, going 6-11 with a 4.28 ERA.