Sports - Colorado Rockies

Dec 16, 2010 12:58 AM by Lee Douglas

Rockies finalize deal with Wigginton

DENVER (AP) - Free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year contract worth $8 million with a club option for 2013.

In a deal negotiated by agents Sam and Seth Levinson, Wigginton gets $3.5 million in 2011 and $4 million in 2012. The Rockies hold a $4 million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout.

The 33-year-old Wigginton became a first-time All-Star last season with Baltimore. He hit 22 home runs with 76 RBIs while batting .248.

Wigginton played all over the infield this year, moving around between first base, second base and third base. The nine-year veteran has played for the Mets, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Houston and the Orioles.

Wigginton will replace Melvin Mora, who filled mostly the same role with Colorado last season and signed with Arizona.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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