According to the Phillies' Twitter feed, the club has declined 2013 club options for Ty Wigginton and Jose Contreras. According to Phillies.com scribe Todd Zolecki on Twitter, they'll each receive $500K buyouts. Wigginton, 34, posted a .688 OPS in 360 plate appearances as his skills continued to erode. He wasn't very good here and will likely settle on a minor league deal and spring training invite somewhere. As for Contreras, he missed most of the season with a torn UCL in his elbow. At 40, his career is in doubt.
Meanwhile, no announcement on Placido Polanco, who also has a club option for next season. Before mounting injuries chopped him down late in the season, it was reported the Phils were considering picking him up for another season due to the shortage of free agent talent at third base.