Jul 9 10:12a
Wigginton was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday, FOX Sports reports.
Following Yadier Molina's bout with knee inflammation, Wigginton was acting as the Cardinals' backup catcher the past two games. However, backstop Rob Johnson was called up Tuesday to take on backup duties behind Tony Cruz, so a stay on the DL may soon come to pass for Molina. The 35-year-old Wigginton tallied just 57 at-bats in 47 games this season, batting .158/.238/.193 with three RBI and nine runs scored. He'll likely have to accept a minor league contract, if in fact he decides to continue his baseball career.