The Cardinals announced they have released infielder Ty Wigginton, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and others. The team also promoted catcher Rob Johnson. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier today that the Cards were considering a roster move involving Wigginton and their bench.
Wigginton, 35, signed a two-year, $5MM deal with the Cardinals in December. He hit .158/.238/.193 in 63 plate appearances, however, and playing time was scarce with better options on the roster such as Matt Adams. The Cardinals are on the hook for the $3.6MM or so remaining on Wigginton's contract, less the pro-rated portion of the league minimum if he finds his way back to the Majors.