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Yankees and Wigginton?

Posted By Chad Jennings On July 31, 2012 @ 1:12 pm In Misc | 760 Comments

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Over in Philadelphia, Matt Gelb is reporting that it’s still a “distint possibility” [2] that the Yankees could trade for Ty Wigginton before today’s deadline.

If the Yankees make a move for Wigginton, it would be a late and unexpected development. I heard just a few days ago — after the Alex Rodriguez injury — that the Yankees were not at all interested in Wigginton and their pursuit was being overblown. That said, I also know Gelb, and he’s awfully good at this. If he’s reporting that a deal is possible, I’m certain he’s got someone reliable telling him as much.

Wigginton is hitting .230/.300/.366 this season. Jayson Nix is hitting .242/.296/.451 while playing better defense (and more versatile defense). Given Mark Teixeira’s injury, Wigginton’s experience at first base could be a factor here, but even that seems like a reach.

As Joel Sherman points out: [3]There’s also a good chance Wigginton will get through waivers and become a post-deadline possibility. Any conversations between the Yankees and Phillies could be nothing more than getting a feel for what it would take to get Wigginton later, if necessary.

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[3] As Joel Sherman points out: : https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/230348430000668672