The Rangers have claimed right-hander Alfredo Figaro off waivers from the Brewers, according to an announcement from the team. Figaro will take the 40-man roster spot of right-hander Wilmer Font, who was designated for assignment by Texas.
Figaro, 30, split the 2014 season between the Brewers' big league club and Triple-A Nashville, posting a 7.27 ERA in 8.2 major league innings and a 3.71 ERA in 70.1 innings for Nashville. He has traditionally been used as a starter throughout his career but was used almost exclusively as a reliever last season, making 46 of his 48 combined appearances out of the bullpen.
Figaro profiles as a bullpen depth piece for the Rangers next season, and is under team control through the 2018 season. He has a lifetime 5-8 record and 5.04 ERA in 52 major league appearances with the Tigers (2009-2010) and Brewers (2013-2014). He spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons pitching in Japan, where he was a successful starter with the Orix Buffaloes.