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Blue Jays claim Casper Wells off waivers from Mariners

Apr 10, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

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Designated for assignment by the Mariners last week, outfielder Casper Wells has been claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays.

Seattle chose to keep Jason Bay over Wells, who’s hit .246 with 25 homers and a .752 OPS in 656 plate appearances as a big leaguer. He has very good power and can play all three outfield spots, so Wells can provide some value even if he’s likely stretched as a regular.

Of course, considering how active the Blue Jays are with waivers he might be back on the wire shortly.

  1. chacochicken - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Hither came Casper the Rapidian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, bat in hand, a thief, a reaver, a non roster invitee, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the MLB under his cleated feet.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I wonder if Casper can pitch? God knows the jays need somebody, Anybody who can actually pitch….

  3. denny65 - Apr 11, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    This is another action by the Mariners’ GM Jack Z. that will come back to bite him and the organization (along with the Jason Vargas trade). Wells is a solid, every-day/utility outfielder who would have given the Ms much more of a return than Jason Bay.

  4. jaybird22seven - Apr 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    We don’t need outfielders. We need a third baseman !!!!

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