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Blue Jays pick up OF Wells

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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.

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