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Phillies decline options on Ty Wigginton, Jose Contreras

Oct 29, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Philadelphia has declined 2013 team options on bench bat Ty Wigginton and reliever Jose Contreras, buying out each player for $500,000 instead.

Wigginton’s option was for $4 million, but he hasn’t cracked a .750 OPS since 2008 and at age 35 can no longer really even fake it defensively at third base or second base.

Contreras’ option was for $2.5 million, but he had a second straight season wrecked by a major elbow injury and may never pitch again.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Didn’t take long for those particular two dominoes to fall.

  2. onehokiefan - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Wiggington played for the Mets when I was in grad school, he’s 33 years older than dirt. And as for Contreras, didn’t he play with Aaron ? or Agee…..?

    They’ll catch on with Ozzie……

  3. tfbuckfutter - Oct 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Jose Contreras is still playing?

    Is he still in his “30s”?

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