Sports - Colorado Rockies

Dec 8, 2010 12:19 AM by Lee Douglas

Rox sign free agent Wigginton

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the Colorado Rockies have reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $8 million.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been officially announced.

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.

The deal came a day after Melvin Mora, who filled mostly the same role with Colorado last season, signed with Arizona.

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