To help bolster the competition for their bench, the Marlins brought in the much traveled Ty Wigginton – recently departing the St. Louis Cardinals who had signed him to a 2 year deal worth around $5M.
Wigginton only appeared in 47 games and put up a .158/.238/.193 slash line as a Cardinal. Yet the 36 year old can offer some pop off the bench, hitting 169 home runs over his career since breaking in with the Mets in 2002. He retains a .261/.322/.435 slash line for his career.
It is expected that Wigginton will compete with Ed Lucas, Donovan Solano, Kyle Jensen, Derek Dietrich, Jimmy Paredes, and Joe Benson for at bats to fill the Marlins utility bench role. He could backup both Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones at both corner positions.