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Casper Wells | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs released OF Casper Wells.
Triple-A Iowa needed to clear room on the roster for Manny Ramirez, who will report on Thursday. Wells was hitting just .197/.290/.230 over 26 games for Iowa. Jun 25 - 1:12 PM

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Cubs reassigned OF Casper Wells to minor league camp.

The 28-year-old was in camp competing for a reserve outfielder role, but hit just .077/.071/.077 with seven strikeouts in his 13 at-bats. He'll provide organizational depth in the minor leagues.
Mar 22 - 1:02 PM

Casper Wells was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back spasms.

It's not clear how long he might be sidelined. Wells is competing for a bench spot as a non-roster invitee.
Mar 17 - 1:06 PM

Cubs signed OF Casper Wells to a minor league contract.

He'll presumably receive an invitation to major league spring training. The 28-year-old played for three different teams in 2013, slashing a meager .126/.186/.147 in just 102 plate appearances. He could compete for a reserve outfielder role with the Cubs, or as a platoon option against southpaws.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Casper Wells has elected free agency.

The 28-year-old outfielder had a rough go of it in 2013, slashing just .126/.186/.147 over 102 plate appearances between three different teams. He's still talented enough that there should be interested teams willing to let him compete for a reserve outfielder role in spring training.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Phillies sent OF Casper Wells outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Wells played for three different teams in 2013 while also battling vision problems and wound up hitting .126/.186/.147 in 102 total plate appearances. The 28-year-old outfielder will hope for some normalcy in 2014.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Phillies activated OF Casper Wells from the 15-day disabled list.

Wells has missed the last month due to vision issues, but he's apparently over them and will play out the final weekend. The outfielder has batted .128/.188/.149 in 101 plate appearances this season.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 04:00:00 PM

Casper Wells could miss the rest of the season due to vision issues related to Lasik surgery.

He was examined by a specialist last week and evidently the results weren't what he hoped for. Wells is arbitration-eligible this winter and likely to be non-tendered.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Casper Wells will undergo an exam at the Wills Eye Institute on Wednesday.

Wells has been dealing with vision issues for an undetermined amount of time, and the Phillies are trying to get a handle on things. More should be known about how long he'll be sidelined following Wednesday's exam.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Phillies placed OF Casper Wells on the 15-day disabled list with vision complications.

It's not clear how long he'll be out. Wells was claimed off waivers from the White Sox on August 8 and pitched two-thirds of an inning in Saturday night's marathon game against the Diamondbacks. He's batting .128/.188/.149 in 101 plate appearances this season.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Phillies claimed OF Casper Wells off waivers from the White Sox.

Wells will be joining his fifth organization since the start of 2013. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .236/.305/.407 career hitter at the major league level and is doubtful to suddenly take on fantasy relevance in Philly.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Casper Wells had a forgettable night at the plate in the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Phillies, going 0-for-6 in a losing effort.

The miserable performance drops his overall line on the season to a putrid .170/.214/.189 with one RBI in his first 53 at-bats. While he has displayed offensive potential in the past, he’s severely hurting the White Sox every time they are forced to play him.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 12:45:00 AM

White Sox acquired OF Casper Wells from the Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.

Wells was designated for assignment over the weekend for the third time in the last month. He'll serve as an extra outfielder for the Palehose.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Athletics designated OF Casper Wells for assignment.

It's the third time he's been designated for assignment in the last month. Wells is a .244/.314/.431 career hitter but has some pop and can play all three outfield spots. He figures to again draw interest on waivers.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Athletics acquired OF Casper Wells from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

The A's will be Wells' third team in two weeks. He is a .246/.317/.435 career hitter and is doubtful to make a big impact in Oakland. The 28-year-old outfielder can go on being ignored in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:21:00 PM

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1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
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SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
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PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
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PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup