Ty Wigginton 1B MIA 6 Months

Marlins released INF Ty Wigginton.

Wigginton, a non-roster invitee, hit .147 (5-for-34) over 23 games this spring. The 36-year-old could be reaching the end of the line.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA 8 Months

Marlins signed INF Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 36-year-old struggled during his time with the Cardinals in 2013, slashing a meager .158/.238/.193 with three RBI in 57 at-bats. With his versatility, he could become a valuable addition to the Marlins provided he has anything left in the tank.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Jul 09 '13

Cardinals released INF Ty Wigginton.

Signed to a two-year, $5 million deal during the offseason, Wigginton has done very little in limited playing time with the Cardinals this season, batting just .158/.238/.193 in 63 plate appearances. The 35-year-old should latch on elsewhere pretty quickly now that he can sign for the prorated major league minimum. The Cardinals have called up catch Rob Johnson to replace him on the active roster.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Jul 09 '13

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals are weighing making a roster move involving Ty Wigginton.

The Cardinals signed Wigginton to a two-year, $5 million contract during the winter, but he hasn't drawn much playing time and owns a miserable .158/.238/.193 batting line in 63 plate appearances. The 35-year-old could be designated for assignment, but Strauss hears that the Cardinals have also explored the possibility of getting him to agree to a minor league assignment. A roster move could be made before Tuesday's game.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA May 21 '13

Ty Wigginton went 0-for-2 with a walk in Monday's loss to the Padres.

He was also caught stealing. Wigginton doesn't draw many starts, and he doesn't do much with them when he does, slashing .194/.286/.226 with no homers or steals and one RBI through 31 at-bats. St. Louis doesn't often make mistakes, but the two-year, $5 million deal they gifted Wigginton in mid-December certainly qualifies.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Mar 12 '13

Ty Wigginton went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is 4-for-32 with one RBI this spring.

If Wigginton were in camp on a minor league deal, one imagines he'd have a tough time winning a spot on the St. Louis bench. Fortunately for him, he was given a two-year, $5 million deal in December, so he has nothing to worry about.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Dec 14 '12

Cardinals signed INF/OF Ty Wigginton to a two-year, $5 million contract.

Wigginton passed a physical in St. Louis Friday, making the deal official. The 35-year-old batted just .235/.314/.375 last season for the Phillies but posted his seventh straight year with double-digit home runs. He should give the Cards the right-handed pop off the bench that they were looking for and also offers some versatility.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Dec 14 '12

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Cardinals have signed Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract in the $5 million range.

The Cards were looking for a little more right-handed pop off the bench, and Wigginton satisfies that need. The 35-year-old batted just .235/.314/.375 last season for the Phillies but posted his seventh straight season with double-digit home runs. He also boasts a nice .270/.354/.456 career line against left-handed pitching. Wigginton will back up at both infield and outfield corners and can also fill in at second base in a pinch.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Oct 29 '12

Phillies declined Ty Wigginton's $4 million option for 2013.

It's an expected move. Wigginton isn't needed with Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr, and Darin Ruf all returning. The Phillies also declined a $2.5 million option on Jose Contreras.

Ty Wigginton 1B MIA Oct 20 '12

The Phillies will decline Ty Wigginton's $4 million option this offseason.

With Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr, and Darin Ruf all returning, Wiggington won't be needed as a reserve infielder/outfielder. In addition to Wigginton, the Phillies are not expected to bring back free agent Juan Pierre.