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Mariners choose Jason Bay over Casper Wells

Mar 31, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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The Mariners designated Casper Wells for assignment, which means Jason Bay has made the club, according to Larry Stone on Twitter.

Bay finished the spring with a .938 OPS while Wells was less impressive at .646. Stone also notes that if Wells clears waivers, he cannot elect free agency because of his lack of service time. The Phillies were recently reported to have interest in Wells, so they may be one team to place a claim.

As for Bay, it good to see him earn a spot on the team as the outfielder failed to live up to a four-year, $66 million contract with the Mets in part due to dealing with the aftermath of a concussion.

  1. chill1184 - Mar 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Good luck Bay

  2. sdelmonte - Mar 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Bay did his utmost to make it in Citi. I hope he can find his old stroke, even if Mets fans will cringe if he does.

  3. proudlycanadian - Mar 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Bay will be the 4th outfielder on the team. He will also be close to his Canadian roots. I wish him well.

  4. jonrox - Mar 31, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I doubt Casper Wells makes it past the Tigers on waivers.

    • Kevin Gillman - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      The Phillies would get him before the Tigers would, since they go by last season’s records, would they not?

      • jonrox - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        That sounds right, but I don’t really know. My point was that there’s probably not a good chance he passes waivers

  5. Last Road Reviews - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Good luck Jason. He was horrid with the Mets. Nobody can deny that, but guy always hustled and played his butt off. There comes a time when that’s not good enough and you have to produce, but he was a good guy, never complained or blamed anyone. Hope he get can get back to at least half of what he was

  6. shawnuel - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Count me as a Mariner fan who would rather have the guy who is younger, plays solid defense and can patrol CF over the player whose only good numbers the last 4 years have come in spring training. I’ll be rooting for Bay, though.

  7. vegasdestroyer - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    PHILLIES would sign Wells if they were not APRIL FOOLS.

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