Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2012 Chachi Transactions #3 Ty Wigginton

On Sunday night, the Phillies acquired infielder/outfielder/right-handed-bat-off-the-bench-guy Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash.  The move puts the Phillies roster at a full forty men and perhaps ends the team's pursuit of free agent Michael Cuddyer.  It seems as if the Phils have coveted Wigginton for a while now, as his name always comes up at trade deadline time as a potential right-handed bat for the team.  Wigginton will see time at both first and third, spelling Ryan Howard and Placido Polanco who could both start the season on the disabled list.

With a new closer on board and a new and improved bench in place, the Phillies will now begin the task of figuring out who their shortstop is going to be in 2012.

Moving On
Dane Sardinha (10-11) 10/10/11 - Filed for free agency
Brandon Moss (11) 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and filed for free agency
Brad Lidge (08-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Roy Oswalt (10-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Ross Gload (10-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Raul Ibanez (09-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Ryan Madson (03-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Jimmy Rollins (00-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Juan Perez (11) 11/2/11 - Became a minor league free agent

Coming Back
Pete Orr (11) 11/3/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent with an invitation to Spring Training
Brian Schneider (10-11) 11/17/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies to a one-year contract

New Additions
Jim Thome (03-05) 11/5/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Cleveland Indians
Jonathan Papelbon 11/14/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Boston Red Sox
Ty Wigginton 11/20/11 - Acquired with cash from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash

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