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Ty Wigginton | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/11/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UNC-Asheville
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 17 (0) / NYM

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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. Tue, Mar 25, 2014 09:32:00 AM

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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.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 07:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Derrick Goold 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.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:46:00 AM

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.
Tue, May 21, 2013 03:16:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 03:46:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of, 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.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 08:26:00 AM

Phillies declined 1B Ty Wigginton's $4 million option for 2013.

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.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 02:22:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 10:36:00 AM

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports that the Yankees asked the Phillies about the availability of Ty Wigginton, but Philadelphia said they were "not ready to move him yet."

The Yankees could use Wigginton at third base while Alex Rodriguez is on the shelf, but evidently Philly wants to hang on to him with Placido Polanco also out of action. While the Phillies have played much better ball of late, they can't realistically consider themselves playoff contenders. So if the Yanks are persistent in their pursuit of Wigginton, they could probably make something happen.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 07:10:00 PM

Ty Wigginton finished 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Wigginton hit a solo shot to left field in the fifth, a single in the seventh and an RBI double in the ninth. But the Dodgers were able to hold on for their 36th win. Wigginton is batting .266/.345/.416 with six homers and 25 RBI this season.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 10:58:00 PM

Ty Wigginton drove in six runs with a homer, a double and a single in Monday's defeat of the Mets.

Wigginton had been in an 8-for-59 slump since May 3, but he had a monster game today. Not only did he collect three hits, but he walked in his other two plate appearances. The six RBI matches his total from his previous 23 games combined.
Mon, May 28, 2012 04:26:00 PM

Ty Wigginton had a nice night at the plate on Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in the Phillies 10-9 victory over the Cardinals.

Wigginton also came around to score three times in the game. His solo shot off of Victor Marte in the eighth inning provided valuable insurance, and would stand as the eventual winning run in the game. He's now hitting .254 with three homers and 16 RBI in a part time role for the Phillies. He's still a useful contributor in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues, though he stands to see a considerable drop in playing time upon Ryan Howard's return.
Fri, May 25, 2012 12:03:00 AM

Ty Wigginton could be a late scratch from Friday's lineup depending upon how he feels after batting practice.

Wigginton hasn't started since Monday due to soreness in his side. If he feels good enough to go, he'll play first base and bat fifth against Padres' left-hander Clayton Richard.
Fri, May 11, 2012 04:45:00 PM

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