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Daniel Descalso is this year’s version of Ty Wigginton

The St. Louis Cardinals were able to pull off a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon thanks to an outstanding effort on the hill from Shelby Miller and from multiple doses of speed and spark from second baseman Kolten Wong.  Saturday’s contest also featured a rare cameo appearance from super utility infielder Daniel Descalso, who promptly grounded in to a...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No guarantees: Non-roster invitees know they must make impression

JUPITER, Fla. -- Eleven seasons spent in the big leagues with the same routine. Then, one offseason, only minor-league deals come around with an invitation to spring training. For veteran position players in this situation, old habits must be adjusted in order to win a spot not guaranteed to them. A track record will only go so far. Outfielder Reed Johnson, one of two such players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

10 things to expect from Cardinals minor league spring games

With the major league club about two weeks into its spring schedule, minor leaguers are about to get their turn as minor league spring games begin on Thursday the 13th. As you may have noticed, there have been minor leaguers playing in the big league games since spring started. Eventually the major league roster will dwindle, and those players will return to minor league camp and...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 12, 2014  |  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

Ty Wigginton signs deal with Marlins

getty images The Miami Marlins signed infielder Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract on Friday. Wigginton, 36, will also be invited to spring training. #Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training. — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) January 25, 2014 Last season with the St. Louis Cardinals Wigginton appeared at the end of the road posting a ...
Via Tireball.com
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Notes: Miami signs Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract

Looking to bolster their bench, the Miami Marlins agreed to terms with infielder Ty Wigginton on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, as first reported by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.#Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) January 25, 2014Now 36-years old, Wigginton struggled with the bat...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up on the Cardinals Rumors

Things have been pretty quiet for the Cardinals (and this blog) for a while, so its time to catch up with the team and where they stand with the Winter Meetings going on this week.The Cardinals got their Christmas shopping done early this year, acquiring center fielder Peter Bourjos in a trade for David Freese and signing shortstop Jhonny Peralta, all before Black Friday.  As Derrick...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
December 10, 2013  |  1 Comment

The Cardinals can learn a lesson from Alfonso Soriano when it comes to their handling of Carlos Beltran

The Cubs finally pulled off the seemingly impossible today, trading Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees, along with a ton of money, for a minor league prospect to be named later. Thus ends one of the longest sagas involving a bad contract in recent history. To get the Yankees to take Soriano off their hands and get a halfway decent prospect in return, the Cubs will eat nearly $18 million...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Minus Wigginton & Boggs, Cardinals Clean Out Their Closet

Give John Mozeliak credit, he isn’t shy about admitting his mistakes. In two sweeping moves on Tuesday afternoon, he rearranged the Cardinal roster by removing two of the most debated presences in the Cardinal organization, in Ty Wigginton and Mitchell Boggs. And with the two moves, the Cardinals brought a resounding end to two of their biggest annoyances of the year. Not much...
Via i70baseball
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals cut ties with underperforming Wigginton

ST. LOUIS -- One of my favorite quotes from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny this season came when he was asked about a young player gaining experience from being in a tough situation that did not work out. "We're not in the lesson business," Matheny said. "We're in the winning business." The Cardinals showed that the winning business can get expensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals cut ties with underperforming Wigginton

ST. LOUIS -- One of my favorite quotes from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny this season came when he was asked about a young player gaining experience from being in a tough situation that did not work out. "We're not in the lesson business," Matheny said. "We're in the winning business." The Cardinals showed that the winning business can get expensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals news: St. Louis trades Mitchell Boggs to Colorado

The St. Louis Cardinals were very busy, creating news twice on Tuesday afternoon. First they released bench player and veteran Ty Wigginton, eating the veterans two-year, five million contract. Then, they made news again by trading reliever Mitchell Boggs to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for international slot money. #cardinals trade Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for additional international...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, call up Rob Johnson

The St. Louis Cardinals have called up catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis. Johnson will replace Ty Wigginton on the active roster. Wigginton, 35, signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals in the offseason but had only 57 at-bats for the club prior to his release. During his stay with the Cardinals, Wigginton appeared in 47 games hitting .158/.,238/.193 with 3 RBI. He can be...
Via Tireball.com
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis IF Ty Wigginton: A parting of the ways

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Via stlcardinals.scout.com
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals looking to clear dead weight, aka Ty Wigginton, off their roster?

According to Derrick Goold, the Cardinals are exploring their options regarding the little used and highly unproductive Ty Wigginton. Signed to a two-year, $5 million contract this offseason, Wigginton has posted a .158/.238/.193 line in just 57 at bats this season.  He has the fewest starts (7) of any position player and the second fewest at bats (only backup catcher Tony Cruz...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Food poisoning sidelines Cardinals' Adams

First baseman Matt Adams has been scratched from the St. Louis Cardinals lineup as a result of food poisoning. Adams hit two home runs in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Athletics and was penciled in the seventh spot in the Cardinals batting order again on Sunday before manager Mike Matheny made the decision to pull him from the lineup. Ty Wigginton took Adams spot in the infield...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2013  |  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

Cardinals utility man delivered youngest son in a closet

The biggest catch of Ty Wigginton's career didn't happen on the baseball diamond, but rather in a closet. That's right. 12 seasons in the big leagues playing numerous positions and yet the most glorious snag of the Cardinals' utility man's life happened in the same spot where he hangs his shirts and pants. Back in December of 2006 while at home in North Carolina...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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