Trade deadline talk: Ty Wigginton
He does, however, have a favorable salary in that he's making $3.5 million in 2010. That means there wouldn't be a whole lot remaining on the salary for the rest of the season. His splits show he is still hitting left-handed pitching OK, something the club would need from him down the stretch. Wigginton is batting .253 with one homer and 8 RBIs in 95 at-bats against left-handed pitching.
Wigginton is versatile, having playing first, second and third base this season. In fact, he has almost as many at-bats at second base as he does at first.
Wigginton, like Cantu, has hit lefties well in the three seasons prior to 2010. He hit .286 against them from 2007-09 with a .860 OPS.
Cantu is hitting the ball better right now and makes more sense for the stretch run. But if MLB doesn't give the Rangers any more financial relief, Wigginton could become a better option because of his low salary.
What do you think of Wigginton? Who would you like to see the Rangers get as a right-handed bat at the deadline?
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