"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.