Casper Wells
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Casper Wells
Casper Wells Joins Philadelphia Phillies
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 08/08/2013
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa - The Philadelphia Phillies claimed White Sox outfielder Casper Wells off the waiver wire today.

Wells, 28, a former Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year at Towson, has a career .236 batting average, including .155 this year (three games with Oakland, 38 with Chicago).
In 664 career big-league at-bats, he has 30 doubles, 25 home runs, 81 RBIs and six stolen bases. He also has batted .316 in 35 career games against National League opponents.

The Phillies actually will be Wells’ fifth organization this season (Seattle, Toronto, Oakland, White Sox). The Phillies have been in the market for a center fielder since Ben Revere broke his foot just before the All-Star Break.

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

Wells, who can play all three outfield positions, broke in with the Detroit Tigers, who drafted him in the 14th round in 2005. Last season, Wells led the Mariners with eight outfield assists despite playing in only 93 games.

The Phillies will make a corresponding roster move Friday, when they begin a three-game series in Washington against the Nationals.


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