Blue Jays Designate Casper Wells For Assignment

The Blue Jays designated outfielder Casper Wells for assignment, according to a team press release.  The Jays made the move upon purchasing the contract of pitcher Ramon Ortiz.  The Jays had claimed Wells off waivers from the Mariners last Wednesday, after the Ms designated him for assignment on March 31st.  Wells is out of options, so he'll need to clear waivers before being sent to the minors.

Wells, 28, hit .228/.302/.396 in 316 plate appearances for the Mariners last year, spending time at all three outfield positions.  He did not get into a game for the Blue Jays since last week's claim.  Wells owns a .264/.349/.489 career line against left-handed pitching.  He had joined the Mariners in July 2011 as part of the deal that sent Doug Fister to Detroit.  

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