Cubs Designate Randy Wells For Assignment

The Cubs have designated pitcher Randy Wells for assignment, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com (via Twitter).  The club also announced that fellow right-hander Rafael Dolis has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

Wells allowed four walks in just three innings against the Mets on Tuesday, leading manager Dale Sveum to hint that he could be bumped from the rotation.  In four starts and eight relief appearances this season, Wells has a 5.34 ERA with 4.4 K/9 and 7.5 BB/9.  The 29-year-old also made six Triple-A starts, posting a 7.71 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9.


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20 Comments on "Cubs Designate Randy Wells For Assignment"


3 years 2 months ago

There was once a time on this very website when people debated whether they’d rather have him or Tommy Hanson. It’s a crazy sport. 

3 years 2 months ago

To steal a word from the “PTI” word game. That debate that you describe sounded “OrWELLian” to me.

tyler41689
3 years 2 months ago

braves need to pick him up…

Kurisu Rg
3 years 2 months ago

No, AA will be all over him.

laffingrass
3 years 2 months ago

Are they in the market for a righty that can’t reach 90 and can’t throw strikes?

3 years 2 months ago

I am also a Wells fan. Wonder what happened? He seemed so promising the past couple of years…..

101andCounting
3 years 2 months ago

So is he going back to Triple A? I was at the game last night and he just didn’t have his control. I don’t know what happened to him – he had so much potential.

jb226
3 years 2 months ago

I imagine they would like to get him back to AAA, but he’ll have to pass through waivers first.  Will he make it?  I’m not sure.  His performances haven’t been good for a while now, but there are a lot of teams hurting for pitching that might give him a chance too.

3 years 2 months ago

Back to the Blue Jays?

coolstorybro222
3 years 2 months ago

I guess they are turning him into a hitter

3 years 2 months ago

He’s already a catcher they converted into a pitcher way back when. His numbers as a position player, not so good. 

sourbob
3 years 2 months ago

 He could outhit Vernon.

leachim2
3 years 2 months ago

Well, he’s better than Kip Wells and Jason Marquis

rockfordone
3 years 2 months ago

No control and can’t break a pane of glass. Not good for a pitcher.

melonis_rex
3 years 2 months ago

San Diego Padres in 5 4 3 2 1.

3 years 2 months ago

That’s unfortunate. I thought he was pretty talented.

blagblag4488
3 years 2 months ago

Wells had pinpoint control his rookie year.  He’s had poor control since, and that doesn’t work with below-average stuff.

RATTY1
3 years 2 months ago

SD and it’s Wells Collection

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 2 months ago

Hopefully he goes threw the wire untouched, hes a fan favorite, great story of how he made it to the show, his rookie year was great, but lately he hasnt been. Hope he makes it would love to get his autograph one more time.

JakeD
3 years 2 months ago

Reported that it’s to make room for newly acquired Jorge Soler on 40-man roster. Really hope so cause Randy just isn’t cut out to be big league pitcher, sadly.