Toronto Blue Jays Claim Casper Wells From Seattle Mariners

By Clayton Richer
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The Toronto Blue Jays continue to pluck players off the waiver wire today, claiming yet another outfielder that finds himself an odd man out with the Seattle Mariners:

Casper Wells was in a jam packed Mariners outfield, leading to the designation. The 28-year-old outfielder is a serviceable player who feasts on left handed pitching, as he stroked 10 home runs on 316 at-bats last season for the Mariners. This will be the third team for Wells, who spent two seasons with the Detroit Tigers coming over to Seattle in the Doug Fister deal.

The Tigers selected Wells in the 14th round of the 2005 amateur baseball draft out of Towson University. The right-handed hitter showed some pop in the minors, hitting more than 20 home runs on two occasions, with his best minor league campaign coming in 2008 where he hit 27 round trippers and swiped 25 bags between two levels.

There has been no corresponding roster move from the Blue Jays yet, and it is unknown where Wells will fit into the plans moving forward for the struggling Blue Jays. This is the fourth player the Jays — ever active in scouring for talent — have selected off the waiver wire this week, the last being 42-year-old pitcher Miguel Batista on Tuesday.

Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports. Follow and interact with him on Twitter at @MLBHotCorner, Facebook, Google Plus or his personal website at Baseball Hot Corner

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