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Randy Wells | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Randy Wells wants to attempt a comeback this season.
Wells, 31, announced his retirement less than a year ago, but he's getting the itch to pitch again after his right elbow responded well to throwing sessions this winter. The right-hander underwent arthroscopic surgery on the elbow in July of 2012 and then retired in April of 2013 after posting a 6.08 ERA over five Triple-A starts for the Rangers. "It's far-fetched because when you retire, you get off people's radar," Wells said. "We'll see what happens." Jan 30 - 8:57 PM

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Randy Wells has announced his retirement from baseball.

Wells had allowed 32 hits and 16 runs in 23 2/3 innings this year at Triple-A Round Rock. The 30-year-old right-hander played five seasons in the major leagues.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Randy Wells was lit up for three runs on six hits and a walk over four innings in Thursday's tie versus the Dodgers.

He struck out three and served up a home run. Wells entered camp with an outside shot at the final spot in the Rangers' rotation, but he's probably already pitched himself out of contention with a 2.00 WHIP over his first three spring appearances.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Randy Wells to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring trianing.

Wells had a 5.34 ERA in 28 2/3 innings this year with the Cubs before requiring surgery on his right elbow. He should be fine for the start of the 2013 season but probably won't make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Randy Wells will likely miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow.

Just the latest blow in a disappointing season for Wells. The 29-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment at the end of June after posting a 5.34 ERA and 14/24 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings and was then outrighted to the minors after clearing waivers. He's making $2.705 million this season and is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, so he figures to be a non-tender candidate.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 09:57:00 AM

Cubs sent RHP Randy Wells outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Wells was designated for assignment Wednesday but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He's held a 5.34 ERA and 14/24 K/BB ratio across 28 2/3 innings this season for the Cubs.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 03:08:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Randy Wells for assignment.

Wells allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over just three innings Tuesday night against the Mets and holds an ugly 5.34 ERA and 14/24 K/BB ratio across 28 2/3 innings this season. Given his struggles and his $2.705 million salary, he should pass through waivers pretty easily.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 11:24:00 AM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum is unsure who will fill Ryan Dempster's (lat) spot in the rotation the next time out.

Randy Wells took his spot Wednesday but struggled, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks over just 3 2/3 innings. ‘‘We’ll weigh our options,’’ Sveum said. ‘‘You’ve got other people. The [ Chris ] Volstads , the [ Chris ] Rusins are down there [in the minors]. We’ll weigh our options and see where we’re at.’’ Volstad holds a 4.78 ERA and 1.51 WHIP since being demoted to Triple-A, but Rusin has been underwhelming, as well, with marks of 4.56 and 1.34, respectively. The Cubs were idle Thursday, so they might just skip the spot the next time through.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 08:44:00 AM

Starting in place of an injured Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings of Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.

He recorded zero strikeouts. Wells is likely in line for one or two more starts in place of the Cubs ace, but he can be safely ignored in all but the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 11:31:00 PM

Randy Wells will start Wednesday against the White Sox.

He'll start in place of Ryan Dempster, who was placed on the disabled list Monday with right lat tightness. Wells has an ugly 4.50 ERA and 11/16 K/BB ratio over 22 innings with the Cubs this season. He can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 04:41:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Randy Wells from Triple-A Iowa.

As expected. Wells takes the roster spot of the retired Kerry Wood. This is a transaction of need for Chicago and not a deserved promotion for Wells. The 29-year-old posted a 6.23 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and 5/9 K/BB ratio in two spot starts with the Cubs earlier this season. He offers little in the way of fantasy upside.
Sat, May 19, 2012 06:35:00 PM

Randy Wells is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

He'll likely replace Kerry Wood on the active roster. Wells, 29, posted a 6.23 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and 5/9 K/BB ratio in two spot starts with the Cubs this season. He offers very little in the way of upside.
Sat, May 19, 2012 02:14:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa.

Wells posted an ugly 6.23 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and 5/9 K/BB ratio in two starts (8 2/3 innings) with the Cubs. He'll continue to act as rotation depth for the Northsiders.
Thu, May 3, 2012 09:56:00 AM

Randy Wells struggled against the Phillies on Saturday, allowing four runs on three hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Wells struck out three and walked four in the game. He cruised through the first three innings without allowing a hit, but the wheels fell off the train as the Phillies batted around in the fourth inning. Wells has been a fill-in in the Cubs rotation for the injured Ryan Dempster, but with Dempster due back on Thursday his future role with the Cubs is in jeopardy. He'll either be demoted back to Triple-A Iowa or hang around as the long man in the bullpen.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 09:53:00 PM

Randy Wells allowed two runs on six hits and five walks in five innings of Sunday's loss to the Reds.

He struck out two. Wells is lucky he didn't surrender more runs in his first start of 2012. In line for potentially just one more outing while Ryan Dempster recovers from a right quad strain, Wells isn't worth a look outside of exceptionally deep NL-only leagues.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 06:11:00 PM

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1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
3Ed Lucas
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
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PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
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PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Alfredo Figaro
11Jon Edwards
12Pedro Figueroa
13Michael Kirkman
14Lisalverto Bonilla