Rangers Scouted Jeremy Guthrie, Ty Wigginton

The Rangers scouted Orioles players Jeremy Guthrie and Ty Wigginton as they prepare for the trade deadline, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney.

Guthrie, under team control through 2012, has a 4.30 ERA, 4.8 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 102.6 innings this year.  He's allowed 13 home runs.  In the same year that his salary jumped to $3MM, Guthrie's strikeout rate is getting dangerously low.  Still, the Rangers could use an innings eater with Rich Harden and Derek Holland on the disabled list.

Wigginton is a versatile rental, capable of playing second base, left field, and the infield corners.  He's got a .266/.351/.472 line on the season, including a lackluster June.  About $1.86MM remains on his contract.


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8 Comments on "Rangers Scouted Jeremy Guthrie, Ty Wigginton"


j6takish
5 years 29 days ago

I understand Guthrie, but why Wiggy?

ReverendBlack
5 years 29 days ago

Rangers Scouted Jeremy Guthrie, Ty Wigginton; Immediately Regretted Decision

Six_Eight
5 years 29 days ago

Mitch Moreland, Michael Main or Martin Perez highlight combos for Guthrie would be appreciated. We’ll even throw in Wigginton for free.

5 years 29 days ago

hahaha..hahaha

5 years 29 days ago

hahaha..hahaha

marcriqmartinez
5 years 29 days ago

They’ll need Wiggy for 3B depth after they trade Michael Young for Zambrano.
No one on earth could straighten out Big Z faster than Nolan Ryan.
Young is over paid, and the Cubs could use him with Ramirez only playing 100-ish games a year and he’d be a better 2B than Baker/Fontenot. Plus, when the Cubs move Lee at the deadline, Yong could play 1B the rest of the year.

5 years 29 days ago

Why do you think the Rangers would trade their heart and soul leader MY from a young team in contention? He may be overpaid, but he does so much more than just his playing to deserve the money he makes.

5 years 29 days ago

Why do you think the Rangers would trade their heart and soul leader MY from a young team in contention? He may be overpaid, but he does so much more than just his playing to deserve the money he makes.