That shrewd bastard Ruben Amaro Jr. has done it again, nabbing Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton plays 3rd/1st/2nd and corner outfield.
With Wiggy aboard this likely means the courtship between the Phils and Michael Cuddyer is over, and that's a relief. Amaro got the Rockies to pay half of Wiggy's $4M salary, and he's only under contract for 1 year. Far better than the 3 year $30M deal that Cuddyer would have likely commanded.
The stats- 34 years old, .265/.768 hitter in 10 seasons with 158 homeruns and 548 RBI. He played for the Pirates back in 2004-05, so he becomes a Phucco. Last year with Colorado he hit .242/.731, 52 R, 21 DBL, 15 HR, 47 RBI, and 8 SB in 130 games. He's a boost to the bench and allows Manuel to give Polanco, Howard, or Utley a day off without having to worry about Wilson Valdez hitting into a double play or Michael Martinez sucking.