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A's acquire Casper Wells from Blue Jays

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03:03 PM ET 04.22 | The Oakland Athletics have acquired 28-year-old outfielder Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to announcements made by both clubs. Wells will now play for his third team in less than a month, as the Seattle Mariners designated Wells for assignment. He was part of the trade that sent Doug Fister to the Detroit Tigers in 2011, but the Mariners decided to give newly-signed veteran corner outfielder Jason Bay the roster spot over Wells shortly before the season began. Toronto made the move to snap-up Wells from the waiver wire earlier this month, and he was promptly designated for assignment by the Jays in order to call up Ramon Ortiz. The Blue Jays were indeed able to flip Wells to the Athletics for something in return, as they will reportedly receive cash considerations for the minor league outfielder.

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April 23, 2013  12:45 AM ET

Deal of the century.

April 23, 2013  02:40 AM ET

Could there be a less significant transaction to report? A 28 yo outfielder who was released by the mighty Mariners a month ago.

April 23, 2013  04:08 AM ET

As a Seattle fan, if you can't cut it with the Mariners, you probably wont make it anywhere. We have the worst offense in the game.

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April 23, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Fairwell Casper, we hardly knew ye.

April 23, 2013  09:06 AM ET

At his age Casper is nothing more than a player to fill your Triple A roster for a year or two at best.

April 23, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

At his age Casper is nothing more than a player to fill your Triple A roster for a year or two at best.

He's not a bad option for bench OF, but yeah, he's a scrub.

April 23, 2013  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Could there be a less significant transaction to report? A 28 yo outfielder who was released by the mighty Mariners a month ago.

if there is, they will find it LOL

 
April 24, 2013  05:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Could there be a less significant transaction to report? A 28 yo outfielder who was released by the mighty Mariners a month ago.

Not since the A's signed Manny being Manny Ramirez last year.

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