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Gonzalez Germán Germen Figao (born September 23, 1987) is a Dominican
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for the
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of the
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. He previously played in
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(MLB) for the
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,
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, and
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.


Career


New York Mets

Germen started the 2013 season with the Las Vegas 51s of the
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. He made his major league debut with the Mets on July 12, 2013, in an extra inning game against the
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. He received the
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. Germen recorded his first major league save on August 16, 2013 against the San Diego Padres, pitching two innings. Germen ended the 2013 season with a 3.93
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in
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. Germen also compiled 33 strikeouts, 1 save, and a 1.40 WHIP. Germen was
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by the Mets on December 15, 2014.


Chicago Cubs

The Mets traded Germen to the
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on December 19. He was designated for assignment on January 13, 2015. The Yankees then traded him to the Texas Rangers on January 20, 2015, in exchange for cash considerations. The Rangers then also designated him for assignment, one day later. Germen was subsequently claimed off waivers by the
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on January 23. They designated him for assignment on February 4 to make room for Drake Britton. The Cubs promoted Germen to the major leagues on April 19.


Colorado Rockies

Germen was claimed off waivers by the
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on July 7, 2015. On August 12, 2016, Germen was designated for assignment, and outrighted to the
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on August 15, 2016.


Orix Buffaloes

On December 13, 2016, Germen signed with the
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of
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. On December 2, 2017, he became free agent.


Chicago White Sox

On January 16, 2018, Germen signed a minor league deal with the
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. He was released on March 24, 2018.


Long Island Ducks

On June 28, 2018, Germen signed with the
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of the
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. He became a free agent following the 2018 season.


Olmecas de Tabasco

On March 4, 2019, Germen signed with the
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of the
Mexican League The Mexican League (, ) is a professional baseball league based in Mexico and the oldest running professional league in the country. The league has 18 teams organized in two divisions, North and South. Teams play 114 games each season. Five te ...
. He was released on May 17, 2019.


Brantford Red Sox

On April 5, 2022, Germen signed with the Brantford Red Sox of the Intercounty Baseball League. He was released on May 5, 2022.


Guerreros de Oaxaca

On July 13, 2022, Germen signed with the
Guerreros de Oaxaca The Guerreros de Oaxaca (English: Oaxaca Warriors) are a professional baseball Professional baseball is organized baseball in which players are selected for their talents and are paid to play for a specific team or club system. It is played ...
of the
Mexican League The Mexican League (, ) is a professional baseball league based in Mexico and the oldest running professional league in the country. The league has 18 teams organized in two divisions, North and South. Teams play 114 games each season. Five te ...
.


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{{DEFAULTSORT:Germen, Gonzalez 1987 births Living people Albuquerque Isotopes players Binghamton Mets players Buffalo Bisons (minor league) players Chicago Cubs players Colorado Rockies players Dominican Republic expatriate baseball players in Japan Dominican Republic expatriate baseball players in Mexico Dominican Republic expatriate baseball players in the United States Dominican Summer League Mets players Gulf Coast Mets players Iowa Cubs players Kingsport Mets players Las Vegas 51s players Major League Baseball players from the Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitchers New York Mets players Nippon Professional Baseball pitchers Olmecas de Tabasco players Orix Buffaloes players Savannah Sand Gnats players St. Lucie Mets players Toros del Este players