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Rockies do winter cleaning with Wigginton

The Colorado Rockies obviously wanted to rid themselves of Ty Wigginton or more specifically, his contract. Thus he's been exported to Philadelphia, where he will likely enjoy the view from atop or close to the top of a division.

In trading Wigginton, who hit 21 doubles, three triples and 15 homers in 130 games, the Rockies will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named, while saving $ 2 million.

The player to be named will likely, guessing intelligently, be a marginal, fringe-like MLB talent so this deal equates to dumping salary.

Wigginton will play less for the Phillies than he did for Colorado but he will be in a winning environment.

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By Truth and rumors
Sunday, 20 Nov 2011

 

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