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The well-traveled Casper Wells is claimed by the Phillies

Aug 8, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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Casper Wells gets around. This season alone he has been part of the Mariners, Blue Jays, A’s and White Sox organizations. Now he has been claimed by the Phillies.

He’s had 76 plate appearances in the bigs this season with a line of .155/.211/.169.  His best performance of the year came as a pitcher, though. Maybe the Phillies are going to try him out in the pen.

Either way, it’d be nice to see him stick with a team for more than five minutes.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    The Pennant run is set

    • commonsenseisnotcmonman - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      I laughed out loud, perhaps a little too loud as co-workers are eyeballing me. Thanks man!

  2. notoriousbri - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    even if the braves get swept out of the playoffs.. the Phillies transaction wire this year and lack of movement at the deadline will keep a smile on Craig’s face for about 14 months

  3. mybrunoblog - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    I dont have anything to say about this post I’m just wondering who names their kid Casper?

    • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Die hard Casper the friendly ghost fans?

    • spursareold - Aug 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      People from Wyoming?

    • leerosenthall - Aug 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      His full name is Casper Charles Wells V, so Casper Charles Wells IV, that’s who.

      I actually admire somebody who doesn’t run from his given name. “C.C.” is already taken anyway.

  4. delsj - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Big Starship Troopers fans?

    • heyblueyoustink - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Casper Van Dien reference?

      That gets you two snaps up in the Z formation.

      • commonsenseisnotcmonman - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

        Rico’s Roughnecks!

        Sidenote: If you know who Rifftrax are, next Thursday at 8pm EDT they are doing a live national show at local theatres using Starship Troopers.

  5. delsj - Aug 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    “Casper is someone that we’ve had our eye on since spring training,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. “He’s a versatile outfielder who adds depth to our club and can be a power threat off the bench.” LOL

  6. fusionix7 - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    He’s just staying true to his name, what did these clubs expect? Change his name change his game.

    It seems once prospects leave Detroit they lose all talent unless they have an intriguing name. I’m looking at you Furbush.

  7. toodrunktotastethischicken - Aug 8, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Outfield depth for the rest of the year if anything, could see John Mcdonald getting DFAed considering they have Fransden/Martinez as the utility infielders.

  8. greymares - Aug 9, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    seems to hit as well as B.J.Upton, how much does he earn ?

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