Ty Wigginton an Oriole

It looks like the bench situation with the Orioles has now only become more complicated. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that Baltimore and Ty Wigginton have agreed to a two-year deal.

The Orioles have signed free-agent Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract, according to a major-league source.

Wigginton hit .285 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs with the Astros last season.

Wigginton likely will serve as a right-handed hitting first baseman and DH, replacing free agent Kevin Millar.

He also will back up Melvin Mora at third base.

His flexibility — along with that of Ryan Freel, whom the Orioles acquired earlier this off-season — creates additional options both in the team’s lineup and in the field.

The addition of Wigginton could jeopardize the 25-man roster spot of infielder Chris Gomez, who signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles earlier this off-season.

Some might agree the Orioles might need a bigger bat or name; however, I like this move — plain and simple.

The issue is now, since Wigginton is a sure bet to make the roster, who’s going to be on the bench? Will Lou Montanez, Chris Gomez, or others lose their spot on the roster?

We’ll find out before the end of March.