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Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to minor-league contract, offer spring training invitation

 
 
Ty Wigginton (12) of the St. Louis Cardinals beats the throw to reliever Scott Rice (56) of the New York Mets to score a run in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 13, 2013. The Cardinals beat the Mets, 6-3.
Ty Wigginton (12) of the St. Louis Cardinals beats the throw to reliever Scott Rice (56) of the New York Mets to score a run in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 13, 2013. The Cardinals beat the Mets, 6-3.
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Well-traveled utility player Ty Wigginton signed a minor-league contract on Friday with the Marlins that includes an invitation to spring training.

Wigginton has played with eight different teams in 12 major league seasons.

A career. 261 hitter, Wigginton saw sparse action last year with the St. Louis Cardinals, hitting .158 in 57 at bats.

In addition to the Cardinals, Wigginton has played previously with the Mets, Pirates, Rays, Astros, Orioles, Rockies and Phillies. Wigginton is capable of playing every position except for shortstop , center field and pitcher.

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