The Marlins have released infielder Ty Wigginton, reports Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald (via Twitter). The 36-year-old had signed a minor league deal with the club after sitting out most of 2013.
In 38 trips to the plate this spring, Wigginton managed only a .147/.237/.176 line. Before a difficult start to his 2013 season led to his release by the Cardinals (after he had signed a two-year deal), Wigginton had been a solid big leaguer. Though not the player he was earlier in his career, over 2009-12 Wigginton put up a combined .250/.313/.404 triple-slash.
Shame.. Still feel Wiggy will find a job somewhere during the season, or end up with someone at the AAA level before the month is out if he chooses. The guy is a gamer, pure and simple.
You obviously haven’t seen him play in a few years. The guy is well below average in every part of the game. He was the worst player I had watched wear a Cardinals uniform in years.
Pete Kozma is the worst Cardinal I seen play in years
No.. Kozma has solid D. Tyler Greene!
Wig’s is one of the worst MLB players literally of all time, and somehow, he keeps finding work
Like you could do better you haven’t even played in the mlb or the minors
Former Phillie? Check. Above the age of 35? Check. Sign him Rube!
But Ty Wigginton is a Proven Winner (TM).
Released by Marlins.
Will still make $2.5M this year thanks to Cardinal’s previous contract.