Ty Wigginton Traded to Philadelphia Phillies For Future Considerations

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 22: Ty Wigginton #21 of the Colorado Rockies connects for a homerun during the game against Cleveland Indians on June 22, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Indians defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

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The Colorado Rockies have traded infielder Ty Wigginton to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later or cash.

Wiggington is a 34-year-old veteran journeyman who has played for the Mets, Pirates, Astros, Rays, Orioles and Rockies over the course of his ten-year career.

He has hit .265 for his career with 232 doubles, 14 triples, 158 home runs and 548 RBI in 1,190 at bats. He played in 130 games for the Rockies last season after being signed as a free agent. He hit .242 for Colorado in 2011. Wigginton played most of his games at third base but also saw time at first base and in left and right field. He recorded his 1,000 hit (a three-run homer) on April 20, 2011, against San Francisco. Wigginton was an All-Star selection as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2010.

Ruben Amaro, general manager of the Phillies, said about Wigginton (via Philly.com):

We've talked about him as a third baseman in the past. We've talked about him as a utility guy in the past. We had some discussions with the agents in the past. We just feel like this gives us a different look on the bench and on our club. Who knows how much he'll play, but at least he's a guy who can fill in for an extended period of time.


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