TY WIGGINTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reed Johnson makes Marlins at reserve, Ty Wigginton released

Reed Johnson has made the Miami Marlins as a reserve outfielder. Johnson, 37, will operate as a reserve outfielder. This spring he hit .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games earning a spot on the bench. If nothing else Johnson gives the Marlins a low cost veteran who will not embarrass himself in the field. Johnson had spent the past two seasons as a bench...
Via Tireball.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wigginton homers, Marlins beat FIU 9-5

Ty Wigginton hit a solo home run and the Miami Marlins beat Florida International 9-5 on Thursday. The Marlins won both games against local college teams. They beat the University of Miami 5-2 Wednesday. Wigginton, a former All-Star who played 47 games for St. Louis last season, homered in the second inning. The 12-year veteran joined the Marlins as a non-roster invitee to camp...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal

MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have signed utilityman Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Wigginton will be competing for a bench job. He can play first, second, and third, and even has experience in the outfield corners. Wigginton was unproductive with the Cardinals last year, posting a .158/.238/.193 line in 63 trips to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What Was The Point Of Signing Ty Wigginton?

What was St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak thinking when he signed utility infielder Ty Wigginton to a 2-year, $5 million contact? I don’t know. And I’m sure you don’t, either. MLB GMs make mistakes. We know that. Free agent signings and trades often go awry. It’d take a crystal ball for a general manager to never guess wrong. But Wigginton? – 35-year old Ty Wigginton...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wigginton set for bench role in St. Louis

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Cardinals pick up Wigginton

The St. Louis Cardinals, adding a right-handed hitter to their bench, reached agreement Friday with free-agent infielder Ty Wigginton on a two-year contract in the $5 million range, according to a major-league source. Wigginton, 35, spent last season with the Philadelphia Phillies, batting .235 with a .688 OPS, 11 home runs and 43 RBIs in 125 games. He played mostly first base and...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Amaro’s choices

Domonic Brown is most likely in the opening-day lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies.  However, at what outfield slot will he be positioned? TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every game that is not washed out.  I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Jersey Watch: Ty Wigginton New York Mets

Our friends over at TotalSportsBlog.com sent us this gem of a jersey that his Dad was wearing yesterday. That’s right, his dad was rocking a Ty Wigginton New York Mets jersey. In case you are wondering, Wigginton hasn’t played for the Mets since 2004 and only spent 2.5 years there to start his career. Hopefully this is the start of a new revolution where Dad’s everywhere opt...
Via Bacon Sports
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade Ty Wigginton, excitement still flatlining

Ty Wigginton is gone. That is good news to anyone who watched the third baseman/first baseman/left fielder/right fielder struggle at every position that he was ridiculously put into.Even worse than his defense, Wigginton at the plate was even worse. It went beyond his .163 batting average with men in scoring position. That was just the bitter fruit that resulted from the tree of...
Via Rockies Review
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies acquire Wigginton in trade with Rockies

The Phillies have acquired utilityman Ty Wigginton and cash from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton batted .242 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs in 130 games last season. He played third base, first base, left field and right field. The deal was announced Sunday night. The 34-year-old Wigginton has hit .265 with 158 homers and 548 RBIs...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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