Friday, May 14, 2010

Casper Wells is on the Way

Outfielder Casper Wells is apparently going to be a Tiger tonight when the Tigers face the Red Sox in Comerica Park.  This was first learned on Twitter via a tweet from Toledo teammate Robbie Weinhardt.  The tweet has since been removed but Wells confirmed the rumor:
"I was pretty much in shock," he told CBS 6 on the phone from the airport. "I told my dad [Casper Wells, Sr.] and he said 'what?' We're all in shock."
Wells was batting only .203 with a .282 OBP and five homers in 118 at bats for Toledo.  The 25-year-old right-handed batted does, however, have promise as a power hitter and a good defender.  He hit 27 homers in 125 games between single-A West Michigan and double-A Erie in 2008.  Last year, he batted .260/.369/.489 at Erie.  He can play all three outfield positions. 

Billfer explains how he thinks the roster will shake out at Detroit Tigers Weblog and I agree with his thinking.  Wells will likely replace Alfredo Figaro on the roster tonight.  He then may return to Toledo on Sunday if Armando Galarraga is recalled to start a game.  This would prevent Jeremy Bonderman or Rick Porcello from pitching on three days rest. 

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