Found December 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Pinch-hitting hasn't been the forte of new St. Louis Cardinals infielder Ty Wigginton, but the 35-year-old veteran realizes that could be much of his job in 2013. Wigginton, signed to a two-year, $5 million contract as a free agent, batted just .152 in 33 at-bats as a pinch hitter in 2012. He has had only 48 pinch at-bats over the last three years. Most of his damage -- he's had four 20-homers seasons, and he hit 11 homers last season with Philadelphia -- has come when he's played third base, first base, second base or in the outfield rather than off the bench. With the Cardinals largely having a set lineup, though, Wigginton said, "I was looking for an opportunity to win. "Early in my career, I didn't want to have that type of role, and I don't think I could have done well in that kind of role." Bench strength, especially from the right-handed side, was one of the Cardinals' weaknesses last season. St. Louis pinch hitters batted only ....
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