Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, call up Rob Johnson


The St. Louis Cardinals have called up catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis. Johnson will replace Ty Wigginton on the active roster.

Wigginton, 35, signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals in the offseason but had only 57 at-bats for the club prior to his release.

During his stay with the Cardinals, Wigginton appeared in 47 games hitting .158/.,238/.193 with 3 RBI. He can be signed for the prorated major league minimum.

With the addition of Johnson the Cardinals have three catchers on their active roster. All-Star Yadier Molina is currently dealing with a knee issue.

Sign Up For Our E-mail List

  • MLB Stories Delivered To Your Mailbox
  • Trending News from NFL, NASCAR, WWE & More
  • Easy Access to Return to Our Site

Get e-mails from Tireball Sports now!