Rockies bolster bench with Wigginton

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, Last Updated: 11:10 AM ET

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement with the versatile Ty Wigginton, signing the utility man to a two year contract. Financial details were not released, but reports indicate that the deal is for $7.5 million.

Wigginton saw time at first base, second base and third for the Baltimore Orioles last season and was an All-Star for the first time in his career, as he hit .248 with 22 home runs and 76 RBI in 154 games.

The 33-year-old Wigginton will likely back up Todd Helton at first and Ian Stewart at third and could also see time in the outfield for the Rockies.

Wigginton broke into the majors in 2002 with the New York Mets and has also played with Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Houston. For his career he is a .267 hitter with 143 home runs and 501 RBI.


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