Thursday, May 10, 2012

Figueroa, Rivero win April honors from Rays

Infielder Cole Figueroa and left-hander Felipe Rivero won Tampa Bay's minor league awards for April.

Figueroa spent the entire month with the Biscuits before a May 1 promotion to Triple-A Durham. He was hitting .314 with 12 RBIs and 17 runs scored when he left the Biscuits and had reached base in all 25 games.

Rivero was 2-1 with an 0.67 ERA for low-Class A Bowling Green. In five starts, he threw 26 2/3 innings and allowed 22 hits with seven walks and 26 strikeouts.

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