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A’s acquire Casper Wells from Blue Jays

Apr 22, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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Casper Wells is on the move again, as the Blue Jays have traded the outfielder to the A’s for cash considerations.

Toronto claimed Wells off waivers from Seattle on April 10, but he never played for the Blue Jays before being designated for assignment last week.

Wells is definitely an MLB-caliber player because he can play all three outfield spots and knock around left-handed pitching, but he’s stretched as a regular. Oakland has shown a willingness to platoon a ton, so Wells could be a good fit paired with a left-handed hitter.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Might be a good fit for him. The Jays did not DFA him immediately after he arrived (off waivers) in Toronto. There was a chance that he might have played some games for the Jays. They were forced to make a roster move after Bautista hurt his back and Lawrie was consequently called up prematurely from his rehab assignment.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      Hey look at it this way, he went from a 8-12 team who is in LAST PLACE to a team thats 12-8 and only a game out of first!! I mean lets face it folks, its not going to get better for the jays, its not like they got a lot of guys coming off the DL that can actually do something. What you see is what you got, its not much, enjoy last place toronto…it looks good on ya!!

  2. spudchukar - Apr 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Wow, this dude is making Harry “Suitcase” Simpson look like a homebody.

  3. Detroit Michael - Apr 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    More info about Wells’ odd season was in this blog post: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/21/are-the-blue-jays-abusing-the-waiver-system/

  4. Minoring In Baseball - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    I remember watching him play for the Whitecaps in Single-A, so I wish him the best. Maybe he can find some stability in Oakland.

    http://minoringinbaseball.com/

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