Tuesday, August 20, 2013
WSC Birth Years: Casper Wells
Born: November 23, 1984
Casper was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2005 draft, 420th overall. He made his MLB debut on May 15, 2010 against the Boston Red Sox and went 0 for 4. On July 30, 2011, Wells was part of a trade to the Seattle Mariners that sent Doug Fister to the Tigers. Casper started to come into his own with Seattle. On August 13th, he started a streak of four games in which he homered. That streak was halted on August 17th by Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow, when a pitch hit Wells in the nose in the bottom of the sixth inning. Casper never continued on his hot streak and was eventually selected off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on April 10, 2013.
2013 would be a well traveled year for Wells. On April 22, 2013, without appearing in a game with the Jays, Casper was sold to the Oakland Athletics. He played three games with the A's when on April 29th, Wells was sold to the Chicago White Sox. Casper appeared in thirty-eight games for the White Sox, batting a measly .167 during that stretch. Wells was mostly used in a late inning defensive role with the Pale Hose. On August 8, 2013, the Philadelphia Philles selected Casper off of waivers, becoming his fifth team in the 2013 season.