Could Astros non-tender Ty Wigginton end up as a Red? If all things go as unplanned, that could be the case.
Walt Jocketty told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon today that Wigginton could be a fall back option if the Reds' first choices do not pan out.
According to John Fay, Jocketty hinted that a Wigginton signing would move Edwin Encarnacion to left and plant Wigginton at third.
This sounds like a great plan B in my mind. Wigginton, who hit a solid .285/.350/.526 last year with Houston, would be far less expensive than Pat Burrell and much more predictable with his production. Wigginton would provide a right handed masher against lefties. Wigginton's 2008 numbers against southpaws: .317/.424/.631.
The move to left for Encarnacion may be an added benefit. With less defensive pressure, Edwin may finally live up to his offensive potential.
Fay also mentions that Aaron Miles may be a plan B to Jerry Hairston Jr. signing elsewhere. Miles can hit for average and played all three outfield positions last year along with second, third, and shortstop.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!