Reliever Wheeler dealt to D-Rays for Wigginton

Updated: July 28, 2007, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Hoping for more offensive production from their infield, the Houston Astros acquired Ty Wigginton from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Saturday for relief pitcher Dan Wheeler.

Wigginton was hitting .275 with 16 homers and 49 RBIs in 98 games this season. Last year, he had a career-high 24 homers and 79 RBIs.

Since Wigginton isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2009 season, the trade could signal the end of Morgan Ensberg's career in Houston. Ensberg, ...

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