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  1. Marlins release Ty Wigginton

    Mar 25, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    This might be the end of the line for Ty Wigginton, who was released by the Marlins after failing to make the team on a minor-league contract. Wigginton was released by the Cardinals last season just 58 plate appearances into a two-year, $5 million contract and failed to latch on anywhere else before joining the…

  2. Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have signed utilityman Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Wigginton will be competing for a bench job. He can play first, second, and third, and even has experience in the outfield corners. Wigginton was unproductive with the Cardinals last year, posting…

  3. Former Major Leaguer Gabe Kapler wants collisions to remain part of the game

    Dec 20, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    joe mauer getty

    [Edit: The title originally included the word &concussion& rather than &collision&, which made Kapler look bad for something he didn't say. It was an unfortunate malapropism on my part. I apologize for the mistake.] Former Major Leaguer Gabe Kapler penned a thoughtful piece about the home plate collision issue over at FOX Sports. It’s nice…

  4. Indians buy high on Ryan Raburn, but it’s OK

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Raburn

    After hitting .256/.311/.430 in 1,573 at-bats over seven seasons with the Tigers, Ryan Raburn had to settle for a minor league contract in the offseason.  A few charmed months later, he’s now making guaranteed money through 2015, courtesy of the two-year, $4.85 million extension he signed with the Indians on Wednesday. There’s no denying that…

  5. Cardinals release $5 million signing Ty Wigginton

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Cardinals have released Wigginton, meaning they paid $5 million for 63 terrible plate appearances. ========== St. Louis signing Ty Wigginton to a two-year, $5 million deal was one of the bigger head-scratchers of the offseason, because the Cardinals are normally really smart and … well, Wigginton has…

  6. Yadier Molina drops one-game suspension appeal

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has officially dropped his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday night in St. Louis. Molina caught all 14 innings of Tuesday’s 7-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, so he was probably going to rest this evening anyway. Tony Cruz will…

  7. Cardinals’ lack of action could be their undoing

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

    Mike Matheny, Chris Carpenter

    It’s hard to blame the Cardinals for staying the course. Even with free agents Kyle Lohse and Lance Berkman set to depart, St. Louis ended 2012 with a roster that already looked like a winner entering 2013: Rotation: Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Jaime Garcia, Lance Lynn, Jake Westbrook, Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly, Trevor Rosenthal Bullpen:…

  8. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  9. The Cardinals sign Ty Wigginton to a two-year deal

    Dec 14, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    Ty Wigginton, John Buck

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals have signed Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract “in the $5 million range.” Wigginton can be used in a number of positions — he played at first, third and in the outfield last year — and represents some power off the bench. He hit a mere .235/.314/.375 last season for…

  10. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  11. Phillies decline options on Ty Wigginton, Jose Contreras

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jose Contreras Getty

    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.…

  12. Phillies exercising Carlos Ruiz’s option is “a formality”

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Ruben Amaro Jr. usually plays things pretty close to the vest with reporters, but the Phillies general manager felt comfortable saying that the decision to pick up Carlos Ruiz‘s option for next season is “a formality.” Ruiz is a incredible bargain at just $5 million, as he’s coming off a career-year and was worth significantly…

  13. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  14. Phillies put Placido Polanco on disabled list with back injury

    Jul 26, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Placido Polanco

    So much for the Phillies trading Placido Polanco. Philadelphia has placed the third baseman on the disabled list with lower back inflammation and he won’t be eligible to return until a week after the July 31 trade deadline. Of course, finding a taker for the 36-year-old would have been tough even if Polanco were healthy,…

  15. Charlie Manuel: “we don’t scare nobody”

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:21 AM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    Charlie Manuel let ‘er rip after yesterday’s sweep-securing loss to the Dodgers: “I thought we lost that edge quite a while ago, if you want to know the truth. We don’t scare nobody. I’ll tell you something, we used to have a swagger. We used to be kind of cocky in a real good way.…

  16. Jim Thome rejoins Phillies after missing 36 games

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Jim Thome

    The good news for the Phillies is that they get a future Hall of Famer back from the disabled list today. The bad news is that it’s Jim Thome, who didn’t have much of a role before being shut down with a back injury in late April. Thome got a total of just 21 plate…

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2012, 5:47 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    White Sox 2, Rays 1: Chris Sale: 15Ks and three hits in seven and a third. Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer. Red Sox 7, Tigers 4: Jim Leyland said that we saw what we saw and should write what we saw, so let’s do that: The Red Sox’ second inning rally never should have happened…

  18. Bobby Valentine’s first ejection as Red Sox manager is an instant classic

    May 19, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

    Bobby V Getty

    Bobby Valentine was ejected for the 38th time in his managerial career last night and for the first time as Red Sox skipper. And it was super awkward. Valentine came out to argue after Marlon Byrd hit a grounder up the middle and Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins threw him out in a close play at…

  19. Mets place Josh Thole on 7-day concussion disabled list

    May 8, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    thole getty

    As expected, the Mets placed catcher Josh Thole on MLB’s new 7-day disabled list Tuesday evening following his collision at home plate Monday with the Phillies’ Ty Wigginton. Thole must either return in seven days or be disabled for an additional week. Veteran Rob Johnson was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding roster move to provide…

  20. Josh Thole could be placed on seven-day concussion DL following collision

    May 7, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

    Josh Thole Getty

    Josh Thole could be headed for the seven-day disabled list for concussions after taking a shoulder to the head on a slide from Ty Wigginton during tonight’s game against the Phillies. The injury occurred when Freddy Galvis hit a tapper to Bobby Parnell with runners on second and third in the bottom of the eighth…

  21. So far so good with Jim Thome playing first base

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Thome

    Jim Thome has started at first base for the Phillies in three of the first 16 games, which doesn’t seem like much until you consider that he last played even an inning at the position in mid-2007. He committed a throwing error yesterday, but health-wise the 41-year-old has held up pretty well after missing tons…

  22. What if Placido Polanco is done?

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Placido Polanco

    Trying to get by without their first baseman and second baseman, the Phillies aren’t receiving any help from their third baseman to date: Placido Polanco is hitting .179/.220/.205 in 39 at-bats. Included in those 39 at-bats for Polanco are six strikeouts. That’s far from an excessive total for most players — Adam Dunn has already…

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 5, Astros 4: Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez hit home runs, finally putting that crazy home run sculpture into action. Somehow we all survived, though I’m not ruling out the possibility that we all got thrown into an alternate timeline or something and won’t truly realize it until all the crazy occult stuff starts…

  24. Springtime Storylines: Are the Phillies still a juggernaut?

    Apr 2, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Charlie Manuel Reuters

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Are the Phillies still a juggernaut? The short answer? No, I don’t see how…

  25. Ryan Howard sidelined indefinitely after developing an infection

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard rehabbing

    Matt Gelb of Philly.com reports that Ryan Howard has suffered a setback.  Specifically, on Monday he underwent a procedure to clean an infection from his original wound, and the healing from that procedure will sideline him from action indefinitely. We first caught wind of this last week when Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported that Howard had “a…

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