The Dodgers signed Figueroa at age 18 out of Venezuela, giving him $500,000 bonus in 2002. Baseball America named him the No. 2 prospect in the organization, but the left-hander struggled after that and advanced as high as Single-A Vero Beach.
He was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in 2007, his sixth season in the organization. He was released the following year and last pitched for the independent league Lincoln Saltdogs.