Wigginton Officially An Oriole; Scott Moore DFA’ed

It looks like Ty Wigginton is officially an Oriole; meanwhile, Scott Moore — who was tabbed to be a utility man; meanwhile, has fallen out of favor with the club due to injuries and a poor season has been designated for assignment.

Six days after Ty Wigginton was first in Baltimore to take a physical, the Orioles finalized a two-year, $6 million deal with the infielder today.

Wigginton, 31, batted .285 with 23 home runs for the Houston Astros last season, and he’s hit 22 or more homers while batting .275 or higher in each of the past three seasons.

After agreeing to terms with the Orioles last week, Wigginton came into town to take a physical Thursday. He eventually returned to Baltimore on Monday to have further tests performed. Apparently, both sides were satisfied with the results.

“I felt all along that everything was going to work out,” Wigginton said. “My body feels great. I feel great. It was just a little glitch and it’s taken care of. I’m fine.”


Also, if you are free tonight, the Orioles in conjunction with the ESPN Zone will be honoring the 20th anniversary of the “Why Not?” season, with a few of the stars who made it happen. Former Orioles Mike Devereaux, Larry Sheets, and Dave Johnson. They will answer fans’ questions and sign autographs as they relive the magic of that memorable season.

The event will be hosted by O’s broadcaster Tom Davis and will feature giveaways for fans. Everything kicks off at 7pm.