BY: John Mamola /

The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed left-handed reliever Pedro Figueroa off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Figueroa, 28, pitched in 24 games for Oakland over the past two seasons, making five appearances in 2013.  He spent most of the past two years with Triple-A Sacramento, going 3-4 with a 4.10 ERA in 46 appearances last year after posting a 2.62 ERA in 32 games in 2012.