Cole Figueroa has played four years of Triple-A ball. (Photo by Jake Danna Steves / Times-Shamrock)

Cole Figueroa is back in the big leagues.

The New York Yankees called up the former Gator on Thursday from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Figueroa, 28, played 77 games in the minors this season, hitting .317 with three home runs and 36 RBIs.

He made his major league debut last year with the Tampa Bay Rays and hit .233 with six RBIs in 23 games. The Yankees then signed him during the offseason.

Figueroa was a first-team Freshman All-American at Florida and led the Gators in several categories as a sophomore, earning him a sixth round selection by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 MLB draft.

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