Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder
Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
Wells joined Toronto as a waiver claim from Seattle on April 10, but did not
appear in a game for the Blue Jays and was designated for assignment five days
later. He hit .189 with two homers and 14 RBI in 16 spring training games
before the Mariners designated him for assignment on March 31.
The 28-year-old Michigan native spent most of the 2012 season with Seattle and
batted .228 with 10 homers and 36 RBI in 93 games. He is career .246 hitter
with 25 homers and 80 RBI in 224 games over three seasons with Detroit and
Oakland opened a spot on the 40-man roster by transferring infielder Scott
Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list. Sizemore will miss the remainder of the
season after suffering a torn ACL earlier this month.
The Athletics will make another move on the 25-man roster once Wells reports
to the team in Boston.
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