Baltimore Orioles Ink Ty Wigginton

Sean LaveryCorrespondent IFebruary 3, 2009

The Baltimore Orioles and free-agent infielder Ty Wigginton have agreed to a two-year contract, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Wigginton hit .285/.350/.526 with 23s HR and 58 RBI playing 3B and left field with the Astros in 2008.

Wigginton will likely take over duties at 1B to replace free agent Kevin Millar, who has not been offered a contract by the Orioles. Toronto offered Millar a contract earlier in the week.

Wigginton will likely also serve as back-up at 3B and DH, which makes the 25 roster that much more crowded. It is now much harder for Chris Gomez to make the Orioles MLB roster, and may signal that Luke Scott, Melvin Mora, or Aubrey Huff may be traded (either now or during the season).

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