by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Cardinals infielder Ty Wigginton is in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Mets.
Wigginton will hit seventh and play first base. Regular first baseman Allen Craig will shift to left field, giving Matt Holliday a day off. Wigginton has only started seven games this year. This will be his third start at first base. Wigginton is hitting .200/.286/.240 in 25 at-bats.
Ty Wigginton making impact off the field
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Cardinals infielder Ty Wigginton entered Tuesday's contest against the Mets having seen just 24 at-bats this year. Despite his lack of playing time, his presence in the locker room has been valuable, MLB.com reports.
"I think he's done a real nice job of being that veteran presence that we'd hope he would be," manager Mike Matheny said. "We talked to him when he first came in and he's stepped up. He helps a lot of these young players - not just the bench guys, but some of these guys who are playing every day. He's just a good teammate … and in the meanwhile, he's trying to do his part to contribute."
The 35-year-old added he knew what he was getting into when he signed with St. Louis.
"I knew the role coming in," Wigginton said. "Just show up every day ready. The thing about baseball is that every day truly is a new day, and [you] just prepare yourself each and every day. Obviously, there are challenges in keeping your timing, trying to get some rhythm. But fortunately we have [hitting coach John] Mabry here, who really helps out in that aspect and [assistant hitting coach] Bengie [Molina]. They've been great keeping us ready. It's fun. It's a new challenge."
Cardinals looking to use Ty Wigginton against Phils
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Cardinals third baseman Ty Wigginton didn't get into the lineup in Thursday's game against the Phillies despite great career numbers against starter Cole Hamels. However, manager Mike Matheny wants to get him playing time this weekend against the Phillies.
"Today was certainly a consideration but there's a couple guys on this staff he hits pretty well," Matheny told MLB.com. "There is a good chance Ty will get a start here."
Wigginton has just two singles in 13 plate appearances this season.
Wigginton, Cards agree on deal
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/14/2012) FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported on Friday that the Cardinals have agreed to a two-year deal with infielder Ty Wigginton. In 315 at-bats for the Phillies last year, Wigginton hit .235 with 11 home runs, 11 doubles, and stole a base.