Blue Jays pick up OF Wells

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeApril 10, 2013


The Toronto Blue Jays claimed outfielder Casper Wells off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday and designated right-hander Alex Burnett for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster.
Wells, 28, was taken off Seattle's roster last week to make way for outfielder Jason Bay before Opening Day.
In three major-league seasons, Wells has a .246 batting average with 25 home runs and 80
RBIs. He hit a career-high 10 homers and drove in 36 runs last season for the Mariners.
Burnett, 25, has three major-league seasons under his belt with the Minnesota Twins. He posted an 8-11 record with a 4.61 ERA in 170 relief innings for the twins.
The Blue Jays claimed Burnett after the Twins released him. He began the 2013 season in triple-A.