Rockies trade Wigginton to Phillies for player to be named


DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has traded infielder Ty Wigginton to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Wigginton, played in 130 games for Colorado in 2011 after being signed as a Major League free agent on December 16, 2010. Wigginton batted .242 (97-for-401) with 21 doubles, 2 triples, 15 home runs and 47 RBI while seeing time in the field at first base (36 games), third base (68 games), left field (21 games) and right field (6 games). Colorado became the sixth Major League franchise that Wigginton has played for in his 10-year Big League career, joining the New York Mets (2002-04), Pittsburgh (2004-05), Tampa Bay (2006-07), Houston (2007-08) and Baltimore (2009-10). In his 10-year career, Wigginton is a .265 (1087-for-4107) hitter with 232 doubles, 14 triples, 158 home runs and 548 RBI in 1,190 games. The San Diego native connected on his 1,000th career Major League hit when he blasted a 3-run home run on April 20, 2011 vs. San Francisco off Matt Cain at Coors Field. Wigginton has at least 15 home runs in seven of his last eight seasons, since the 2004 season.

The Rockies currently have 37 players on their 40-man roster.