Sunday, December 16, 2012

2013 Chachi Transactions #8 Ty Wigginton

Things didn't go quite according to plan for Ty Wigginton during his short time in Philadelphia.  Brought in to be a back-up first baseman, third baseman and right-handed bat off the bench, Wigginton was forced into starting duty as a result of Ryan Howard's lingering achilles' tendon injury and Placido Polanco's bad back.  In 125 games, he hit .235 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs.  The Phillies non-tendered him in October rather than bring him back for a second year, and the Cardinals signed him to a two-year contract on Friday.

Wigginton received Phillies baseball cards in both team issued postcard sets and the 2012 Topps Update set.

Moving On
Jason Pridie (10/6/12) - Filed for free agency (Signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, 11/6/12)
Tyson Brummett (10/18/12) - Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays
David Herndon (10/23/12) - Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays (Signed a split contract with the New York Yankees, 11/20/12)
Juan Pierre (10/29/12) - Filed for free agency (Signed with the Miami Marlins, 11/17/12)
Brian Schneider (10/29/12) - Filed for free agency
Jose Contreras (10/29/12) - Team option declined
Placido Polanco (10/29/12) - Team option declined
Ty Wigginton (10/29/12) - Team option declined (Signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, 12/14/12)
Nate Schierholtz (11/30/12) - Non-tendered
Vance Worley (12/6/12) - Traded to the Minnesota Twins with Trevor May for Ben Revere
Josh Lindblom (12/8/12) - Traded to the Texas Rangers with Lisalverto Bonilla for Michael Young and cash

New Additions
Ender Inciarte (12/6/12) - Selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Arizona Diamondbacks
Ben Revere (12/6/12) - Acquired from the Minnesota Twins for Vance Worley and Trevor May
Michael Young (12/8/12) - Acquired from the Texas Rangers with cash for Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla
Mauricio Robles (12/14/12) - Claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners


hiflew said...

He wasn't signed by Philly, he was given to Philly for nothing and (mostly) paid for by the Rockies. Surprisingly, this still isn't one of the worst trades for our front office.

Jim said...

I just updated the post.

So according to Baseball Reference, he was traded by the Rockies (with cash) for a PTBNL (or cash). The PTBNL was never actually named, and only cash changed hands. I wonder how much the Rockies ended up making in the deal?